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compare apples to oranges to make a comparison between two things that make no sense to be compared because they are not alike all.
compare notes to exchange opinions, impressions, or observations.
comparison the process or result of comparing or of being compared. [2 definitions]
compartment a part sectioned off from a larger whole. [3 definitions]
compartmentalize to divide or separate into compartments or categories.
compass an instrument for determining direction, esp. one with a horizontal magnetic needle that rotates freely until it points to the magnetic north. [9 definitions]
compassable combined form of compass.
compass card a round card showing the points of the compass and degrees of a circle that is fitted within a compass case.
compassion a feeling of sharing another's suffering, prompting a desire to relieve that suffering; commiseration; clemency.
compassionate filled with compassion; consoling; sympathetic.
compassionless combined form of compassion.
compatible able to exist or function harmoniously with another. [2 definitions]
compatriot a fellow citizen. [2 definitions]
compeer one recognized as an equal; peer. [2 definitions]
compel to force or drive to some action or attitude; pressure. [3 definitions]
compelling exerting a strong hold on the attention. [2 definitions]
compendious briefly summarizing or abstracting all the essentials; concise but complete.
compendium an abridgement, summary, or abstract. [2 definitions]
compensable entitled or subject to compensation.
compensate to provide with or serve as an equivalent; make up for (often fol. by "for"). [4 definitions]
compensation the act of compensating, or the condition of being compensated. [2 definitions]