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English definition of “compare”


verb [T] (EXAMINE DIFFERENCES)   /kəmˈpeər/
to examine or look for the differences between persons or things: This store’s prices are high compared to what some other stores charge .
(Definition of compare verb (EXAMINE DIFFERENCES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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