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compare

com·pare

compare

 
 
pronunciation:
km per
features:
Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: compared, compares, comparing
definition 1: 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:
contrast
definition 2: to say that one thing is like another thing.
He compared her eyes to the stars in the sky.
derivation: comparer (n.)
compare to or compare with?
Compare to 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.
Compare:
  • She compared her boyfriend to a movie star.
  • She compared her old car with her new car.
Word Parts
The word compare contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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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-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-
 
par1 Latin root that means equal