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English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to compare

Third person singular
compar

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to compare (third-person singular simple present compar, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To assess the similarities and differences between two or more things ["to compare X with Y"]. Having made the comparison with X, one might have found it similar to X or different from X.
    Compare the tiger's coloration with that of the zebra
    You can't compare my problems and yours
  2. (transitive) To declare two things to be similar in some respect ["to compare X to Y"]
    Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs
  3. (transitive)(grammar) To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
    We compare good as good, better, best
  4. (intransitive) To be similar (often used in the negative)
    A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare

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French

Verb

compare

  1. First-person singular present indicative of comparer.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of comparer.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of comparer.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of comparer.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of comparer.

Italian

Noun

compare m. (plural compari)

  1. godfather
  2. accomplice
  3. old friend

Verb

compare

  1. Third-person singular present tense of comparire.

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