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English definition of “compare”

compare

verb [I/T] (CONSIDER SIMILARITIES)   /kəmˈpeər/
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 ).
(Definition of compare verb (CONSIDER SIMILARITIES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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