compare and contrast


: to note what is similar and different about (two or more things)
For our assignment we must compare and contrast the two poets.

Examples of compare and contrast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Longer term, biologists may want to compare and contrast different animals’ urination methods—and consider the possible evolutionary reasons behind these differences. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Mar. 2024 Webb's giant mirror and exquisite resolution enable astronomers to compare and contrast observations of star formations in the N79 region at different evolutionary stages of the universe. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 25 Jan. 2024 Trying to compare and contrast the US military experience post-1953 with the high-intensity conflict in Ukraine is illusory. Rich Lowry, National Review, 8 Dec. 2023 CNNs can’t handle files that big, so radiologists must scale down the image to low-res snapshots (losing information in the process) or hand-pick representative samples to compare and contrast—which creates more busywork for radiologists. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Apr. 2019 Inside this sleek tasting room, visitors are led through their flights — there are three to choose from, featuring Argonaut and Germain-Robin brandies — and encouraged to ask questions and compare and contrast the different varieties. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 6 Aug. 2023 When the testing period ended, the team compiled all of their insights to compare and contrast each experience. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023 The long hours of picketing since the strike began May 2 have allowed writers plenty of time to compare and contrast the paradigm of linear television versus the streaming model. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 7 July 2023 The kitchen’s delicious dips are an opportunity to compare and contrast and graze the night away. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 May 2023

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“Compare and contrast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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