Another word for compare
To regard as similar
relate, connect, liken, note the similarities, draw a comparison, make a comparison, associate, link, reduce to a common denominator, equate, match, express by metaphor, analogize, show correspondence, allegorize, correlate, parallel, show to be similar, show to be analogous, identify with, draw a parallel between.
To examine on a comparative basis
collate, contrast, balance, parallel, bring into comparison, estimate relatively, set over against, set off against, compare notes, exchange observations, weigh one thing against another, set side by side, put alongside, hold up together, correlate, weigh, oppose, measure against, juxtapose, place in juxtaposition, confront, counterpose, note the similarities and differences, compare and contrast, distinguish between, differentiate, analyze, examine; see also distinguish 1.
To stand in relationship to another
match, vie, rival, compete with, correspond, resemble, be comparable, be in the same class, parallel, equal, admit of comparison, measure up, match up, be on a par with, hold a candle to*, come up to*, stack up with, stack up against*; see also equal, match 3.
compare refers to a literal or figurative putting together in order to note points of resemblance and difference, and implies the weighing of parallel features for relative values to compare records and compact discs; contrast implies a comparison for the purpose of emphasizing differences to contrast farm life with city life; collate implies detailed, critical comparison, esp. of different versions of the same textbeyond<strong> or </strong>past<strong> or </strong>without compare<strong>