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Definition of Compare

Compare

  1. To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
  2. To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
  3. To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing "- er" and "-est" to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing "more" and "most", or "less" and "least", to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.
  4. To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.
  5. To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
  6. Comparison.
  7. Illustration by comparison; simile.
  8. To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire

Compare Quotations

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Lao Tzu

When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.
Stephen Covey

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
Fred Rogers

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
Guru Nanak
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Compare Translations

compare in Afrikaans is vergelyk
compare in Danish is sammenligne
compare in Dutch is vergelijken
compare in Finnish is verrata
compare in French is comparons, comparent, comparer, comparez
compare in German is vergleichen, Vergleich, vergleichen
compare in Italian is paragonare
compare in Spanish is comparar, cotejar