Definition of 'compare'
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But you cannot compare the two. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a mystery beyond compare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the battle in Manchester is a mere skirmish compared with the one which lies ahead. The Sun (2016)Third-quarter profits rose by 7 per cent compared with last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can't remember any big speeches in which anyone compared the two favourably. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The average bonus rose by 10.7 per cent compared with a year earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Spending by businesses was 1.6 per cent lower compared with last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the researchers compared the two time periods they found a strong link between being upset or angry and having a heart attack. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its profit margin widened by 6 % compared with the same period in 2015 after cutting back on discounts. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Here, their tenth album and first in six years, has songs that compare favourably with their best work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You think your experiences are anything compared to mine? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Reports say he has compared voting to smoking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Investors should read the small print this month and compare the periods covered. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What are these like to live with and how do their resale values compare? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or we compare our valleys one with the other. Christianity Today (2000)Living on a busy road has been compared with passive smoking for the risk of lung cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Prices compare favourably with other luxury tented camps. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Compare the two large pictures on these pages. Learn to Draw Cats (1999)Do you compare yourself unfavourably to others? Times, Sunday Times (2007)To be sure of that is a gift beyond compare. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Alternative formulations being examined can be compared. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)There are few experiences that compare to scuba diving. The Sun (2012)They compared the intrinsic value of the items being auctioned with the prices they actually sold for. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Ambassadors were still providing a way for distant civilizations to meet and compare one another. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)Compare performance records but also think about how a fund might perform in the future given its approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Englishmen will therefore not have the track record to compare with foreign coaches and will be regarded as inferior. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a good exercise to compare coaching teams in the same way as players. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Last week he compared them to the Taleban. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It had about 7 per cent more space during the period compared with the previous year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The costs compare badly, though. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Good, compared with last season. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Like-for-like sales were down 21% in January compared with a year ago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That is small beer compared to, say, electricity generation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In this respect Britain has failed badly compared to competitors: it has simply got less output from similar equipment or has misused equipment. After Thatcher (1989)
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Translations for 'compare'
British English: compare /kəmˈpɛə/ VERB
If you compare things, you consider them and discover the differences or similarities between them.
Compare the two illustrations on page 60.
- American English: compare
- Arabic: يُقَارِنُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: comparar
- Chinese: 比较
- Croatian: usporediti
- Czech: porovnat
- Danish: sammenligne
- Dutch: vergelijken
- European Spanish: comparar
- Finnish: verrata
- French: comparer
- German: vergleichen
- Greek: συγκρίνω
- Italian: paragonare
- Japanese: 比較する
- Korean: 비교하다
- Norwegian: sammenlikne
- Polish: porównać
- European Portuguese: comparar
- Romanian: a compara
- Russian: сравнивать
- Spanish: comparar
- Swedish: jämföra
- Thai: เปรียบเทียบ
- Turkish: kıyaslamak
- Ukrainian: порівнювати
- Vietnamese: so sánh
Definition of compare from the Collins English Dictionary
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