verb (used with object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
Origin of compare
Related Words for comparecorrelate, study, equal, contrast, measure, analyze, match, relate, link, connect, consider, scan, segregate, scrutinize, touch, divide, ponder, collate, approach, juxtapose
Examples from the Web for compare
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 30, 2014
And compare, as noted up top, to Secretary Clinton, who spent years quietly pushing a modernized Cuba policy.Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past
December 19, 2014
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
December 19, 2014
Now compare that to what happened when Sarah Palin's emails were released.The IRS Email Double Standard
November 25, 2014
The best way to compare employment totals across many nations is through the International Monetary Fund.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 9
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of compare
Or I might compare them to cherubs, haunting that holy place.Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales")
"Compare the living face with the pictured one," said the painter.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
Neither Lyons, Bordeaux, Nantes, can compare with it for sumptuosity.
On the score of health they may compare favourably with any race.
Why do I compare him with one whom I thought I had forgotten?Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Word Origin 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."
In addition to the idiom beginning with compare
- compare notes
- beyond compare