Synonyms of 'compare'
Phrasal verbscompare to something
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If you balance one thing against another, you consider its importance in relation to the other one.
She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.
If you contrast one thing with another, you point out or consider the differences between those things.
She contrasted the situation then with the present crisis.
Thesaurus for compare from the Collins English Thesaurus
When you compare things, you consider them and discover the differences or similarities between them.