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1compare/kəmˈpeɚ/verb
comparescomparedcomparing
1compare
/kəmˈpeɚ/
verb
comparescomparedcomparing
Learner's definition of COMPARE  
[+ object] : to say that (something) is similar to something else
[+ object] : to look at (two or more things) closely in order to see what is similar or different about them or in order to decide which one is better
[no object] : to be as good or as bad as something else: to be on the same level or in the same category as something else— usually + with or to
[no object] : to seem better or worse in comparison to something else: to be good or bad when measured against something else— usually + with or to

compare apples and/to/with apples

: to compare things that are very similar

compare apples and/to/with oranges

: to compare things that are very different

compared to

orcompared with
: in relation to (something else): measured or judged against (something else)

compare notes

: to talk to someone about something that you and that person have each done, experienced, etc.
2compare/kəmˈpeɚ/noun
2compare
/kəmˈpeɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of COMPARE  

beyond compare

alsowithout compare
: better or greater than any other: having no equal
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