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compare

verb  /kəmˈpeər/ us  

compare verb (EXAMINE DIFFERENCES)

[T] to examine or look for the differences between persons or things: This store’s prices are high compared to what some other stores charge.

compare verb (CONSIDER SIMILARITIES)

[I/T] to consider or suggest that something is similar or equal to something else: [I] Instant coffee doesn’t compare with freshly ground coffee (= fresh coffee is much better).
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