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Third person singular
- (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
- (transitive) To declare two things to be similar in some respect ["to compare X to Y"]
- Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs
- (transitive)(grammar) To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
- We compare good as good, better, best
- (intransitive) To be similar (often used in the negative)
- A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare
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- First-person singular present indicative of comparer.
- Third-person singular present indicative of comparer.
- First-person singular present subjunctive of comparer.
- Third-person singular present subjunctive of comparer.
- Second-person singular imperative of comparer.
compare m. (plural compari)
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