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English definition of “compare”

compare

verb [T] (EXAMINE DIFFERENCES)    /kəmˈpeər/ US  /-per/
B1 to examine or look for the difference between two or more things: If you compare house prices in the two areas , it's quite amazing how different they are. That seems expensive - have you compared prices in other shops ? Compare some recent work with your older stuff and you'll see how much you've improved . This road is quite busy compared to/with ours. Children seem to learn more interesting things compared to/with when we were at school .Comparing and contrasting
(Definition of compare verb (EXAMINE DIFFERENCES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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