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Another word for compare

  1. To represent as similar

      1. To explain or liken by analogy
      2. To treat one thing as analogous to another.
      3. To use, or reason by, analogy
      1. To change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the bodily tissues; absorb into the body
      2. To absorb and incorporate into one's thinking
      3. To absorb (groups of different cultures) into the main cultural body
      1. (Math.) To state or express the equality of; put in the form of an equation
      2. To treat, regard, or express as equal, equivalent, identical, or closely related
      3. To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent:
      1. To put oneself in another's place, so as to understand and share the other's thoughts, feelings, problems, etc.; sympathize or empathize (with)
      2. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature:
      3. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
      1. (Followed by to or unto) To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
      2. To see, mention, or show as similar; compare.
      1. To find or produce a counterpart to:
      2. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to:
      3. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
      1. To be or extend parallel to:
      2. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
      3. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
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  2. To examine in order to note the similarities and differences of

      1. To find any difference that may exist between the debit and credit sides of (an account); also, to equalize the debit and credit sides of (an account)
      2. (Mathematics & Chemistry) To bring (an equation) into balance.
      3. (Dancing) To balance partners
      1. To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
      2. To examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present
      3. To compare (texts, data, etc.) critically in order to consolidate, note similarities and differences, etc.
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  3. To be equal or alike

      1. To communicate (with someone) by exchanging letters, esp. regularly
      2. To communicate by letter, usually over a period of time.
      3. To be similar, analogous, or equal (to something)
      1. To do, make, or produce something equal to:
      2. To be equal to, especially in value.
      3. To be equal to; match in value, degree, etc.
      1. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
      2. To flip or reveal (coins) as a form of gambling or to decide something contested, the winner being determined by the combination of faces thus exposed
      3. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to:
      1. (Idiomatic) To meet expectations; to be as good as.
      1. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
      2. To be or extend parallel to:
      3. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To change or improve by adding fine lines or strokes.
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To put into a stack
      2. To compare with something; to measure up. (Often used with "against", "among")
      3. (Idiomatic) To put a group of abstract things together.
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Another word for compare

  1. To regard as similar

  2. To examine on a comparative basis

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  3. To stand in relationship to another

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    beyond or past or without compare

Synonym Study

  • Collate implies detailed, critical comparison, esp. of different versions of the same text
  • Contrast implies a comparison for the purpose of emphasizing differences to contrast farm life with city life
  • 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