Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compare

1 sense of compare

Sense 1
comparison, compare, equivalence, comparability -- (qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare")
       => likeness, alikeness, similitude -- (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compare

4 senses of compare

Sense 1
compare -- (examine and note the similarities or differences of; "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie")
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 2
compare -- (be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
compare, liken, equate -- (consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed")
       => study, consider -- (give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving")

Sense 4
compare -- (to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb)
       => inflect -- (change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language)

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