verb (used with object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
verb (used without object), com·pared, com·par·ing.
- comparative philology,
- comparative psychology,
- comparative religion,
- comparative statement,
- compare notes,
- comparison microscope,
- comparison shopper
Origin of compare
Examples from the Web for compared
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
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