- Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||compared, compares, comparing
||to say or note how something is similar to or different from something else.
When she compared the two desserts, she said that they were both delicious but that one had more chocolate than the other.
- similar words:
||to say that one thing is like another thing.
He compared her eyes to the stars in the sky.
compare to or compare with?
is used to show that something is like another thing. Compare with
is used when you look at two things to find out whether they are the same or different.
- She compared her boyfriend to a movie star.
- She compared her old car with her new car.
The word compare
contains the following parts:
that means with, together
More about this word part:
The prefix com-
attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the ‘m' sound in com-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-
, and co-
. Note: com-
is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate
" and "command
that means equal