compare and contrast

Definition of compare and contrast

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

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

contrastplay
  1. :  to set off in contrast :  compare or appraise in respect to differences

    :  to form a contrast

  1. :  juxtaposition of dissimilar elements (as color, tone, or emotion) in a work of art

    :  degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of a picture

    :  the difference or degree of difference between things having similar or comparable natures


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