verb (used with object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
Origin of compare
Examples from the Web for compare
Compare that to Guardians of the Galaxy which opened in Korea on July 31.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And compare, as noted up top, to Secretary Clinton, who spent years quietly pushing a modernized Cuba policy.
To compare, Lana Del Rey sold over 100,000 copies that same week.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now compare that to what happened when Sarah Palin's emails were released.
The best way to compare employment totals across many nations is through the International Monetary Fund.
When I compare the position of the reader of to-day with that of his predecessor of the sixteenth century.
It will be curious to compare the dialogues of the original with their counterpart in the play.
They compare two modes of action, or two substances, and judge the one to be preferable to the other, and accordingly select it.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
Compare the way immigrants come to-day with the way they came in colonial times.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
I could only compare them to the worst-constructed bridle-roads in England which the packhorses traversed centuries ago.
British Dictionary definitions for compare
Word Origin for compare
Word Origin and History for compare
late 14c., from Old French comparer (12c., Modern French comparer), from Late Latin comparare "to liken, to compare" (see comparison). Related: Compared; comparing. To compare notes is from 1708. Phrase without compare (attested from 1620s, but similar phrasing dates to 1530s) seems to be altered by folk etymology from compeer "rival."
Idioms and Phrases with compare
In addition to the idiom beginning with compare
- compare notes
- beyond compare