comparison shop


comparison shopped; comparison shopping; comparison shops

intransitive verb

: to compare prices (as of competing brands) in order to find the best value
comparison shopper noun

Examples of comparison shop in a Sentence

The Internet allows consumers to comparison shop with ease.
Recent Examples on the Web The new rule aims to help consumers comparison shop among different providers. Brian Fung, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 Keep an eye out for deals: Do some comparison shopping online to know what's a good price now. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug. 2023 At a moment of profound transition for the industry, during a writers’ strike in which the power of platforms is a central issue, understanding the streaming pecking order is not simply an attempt to help readers comparison shop. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2023 As with any product, read the reviews (especially any negative ones), comparison shop, and follow the instructions exactly. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 6 June 2023 This updated 'all-in' pricing format will allow consumers to make informed choices, including the ability to comparison shop among competing providers and to compare programming costs against alternative programming providers, including streaming services. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 22 Mar. 2023 No time to comparison shop? Susan Cosier, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Us a mobile app to comparison shop. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2022 But travel deals can trip up shoppers who don’t comparison shop or read the terms closely, travel advisers said. Imani Moise, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comparison shop was in 1970

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“Comparison shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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