verb (used with object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
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Idioms for compare
Origin of compare
usage note for compare
OTHER WORDS FROM compare
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comparecompare , contrast
Example sentences from the Web for compare
Compared with neighbors Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia appears to have a blossoming civil society.
In the week starting Dec. 22, arrests were down 66 percent compared to the same week in 2013.
And in informal talks, Chinese leaders have compared hackers on both sides to unruly children who can only barely be controlled.
A staggering 80 percent of college women do not report the crime to police, compared to 67 percent of non-students.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An artistic style that has been compared to Cubist Expressionism was also discovered across the site.
Forster quotes Chorleys remark that Nothing could be compared with the intimacy of their mutual musical sympathy.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
As compared with the advanced stands of the Scandinavian countries, the few laws of progressive states look painfully inadequate.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
It was "no Curtius leap, but mutton madness," and the hotheads are compared to the Gadarene swine.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves
Of many species, I compared several hundred individuals in the most careful way.The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)|Ernst Haeckel
There was, with all this, a sense of pique as he compared his own position with that which Marietta had already won for herself.Gerald Fitzgerald|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for compare
Derived forms of comparecomparer, noun
Word Origin for compare
Idioms and Phrases with compare
In addition to the idiom beginning with compare
- compare notes
- beyond compare