comparison shop

verb
comparison shopped; comparison shopping; comparison shops

Definition of comparison shop

intransitive verb

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

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Other Words from comparison shop

comparison shopper noun

Examples of comparison shop in a Sentence

The Internet allows consumers to comparison shop with ease.
Recent Examples on the Web For example, upcoming rules will require providers to display program features and costs in a standardized way so that consumers can comparison shop for the best internet deals. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2022 There’s a pretty good chance you comparison shop for other things, so why not your gas? Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Station owner Sam Zavaro has noticed customers making a more concerted effort to comparison shop. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 Proponents said the requirement will help consumers comparison shop and also tamp down on gender stereotypes that hurt children who play with toys marketed to a different gender. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 Sneaky surcharges also deny consumers the opportunity to effectively comparison shop. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 While certainly not unique to Tesla, extended delivery/wait times give consumers ample time to comparison shop and possibly switch orders to a competitor’s EV that would be available sooner. David Trainer, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 And don't do what too many buyers do and fail to comparison shop. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 31 Oct. 2021 In 2015, Red Ventures raised $250 million, which went toward its $1.4 billion purchase of Bankrate, a personal finance company that helps people comparison shop for financial products (and earns a commission on each sale). New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'comparison shop.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of comparison shop

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comparison shop was in 1970

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19 May 2022

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“Comparison shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comparison%20shop. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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