Translation of "compare" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kəmˈpeər/ us /kəmˈpeər/ present participle comparing, past tense and past participle compared

B1 to examine the ways in which two people or things are different or similar

The teachers are always comparing me with my sister.
compared to/with someone/something

used when saying how one person or thing is different from another

comparado con alguien/algo
Her room is very clean compared to mine.

(Translation of “compare” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kəmˈpeə/

to put (things etc) side by side in order to see to what extent they are the same or different

If you compare his work with hers you will find hers more accurate
This is a good essay compared with your last one.

to describe as being similar to

She compared him to a greedy pig.

to be near in standard or quality

He just can’t compare with Mozart.
comparable /ˈkompərəbl/ adjective

of the same kind, on the same scale etc

The houses were not at all comparable in size.
comparative /kəmˈpӕrətiv/ adjective

judged by comparing with something else

the comparative quiet of the suburbs.

(linguistics) (of an adjective or adverb used in comparisons) between positive and superlative, as the following underlined words

a bigger book
a better man
Blacker is a comparative adjective
(also noun) What is the comparative of ’bad’?
comparatively adverb

This house was comparatively cheap.
comparison /kəmˈpӕrisn/ noun

(an act of) comparing

There’s no comparison between Beethoven and pop music
Living here is cheap in comparison with London.
compare with is used to bring out similarities and differences between two things of the same type: He compared his pen with mine and decided mine was better. compare to is used when pointing out a similarity between two different things: Stars are often compared to diamonds.

(Translation of “compare” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)