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compare apples and/to/with apples

Definition of compare apples and/to/with apples

  1. :  to compare things that are very similar <The article compares apples to apples, grouping wines of the same variety and price together.>



Word by Word Definitions

compareplay
  1. :  to represent as similar :  liken

    :  to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences

    :  to view in relation to

  1. :  the possibility of comparing

    :  something with which to be compared

appleplay apples
  1. :  the fleshy usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family

    :  an apple tree — compare crab apple

    :  a fruit (as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple


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