comparison shop

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 No one needs to hand over a Medicare ID number to comparison shop. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Medicare scams and marketing tricks heat up as signup deadline approaches," 5 Dec. 2020 Checkbook routinely finds the biggest mistake most consumers make is failing to comparison shop. Consumers’ Checkbook,, "Tips for holiday savings," 4 Dec. 2020 Bonebright also encourages people to comparison shop and consider buying at regular discounts from businesses that aren’t shutting down. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "What to know about gift cards and other pitfalls of going-out-of-business sales," 11 June 2020 Clip coupons and comparison shop for the best prices when making purchases., "Horoscope," 2 June 2020 Learning to comparison shop or to create a budget can be skills that get overlooked. Eric Ravenscraft, New York Times, "The Special Kind of Impostor Syndrome That Comes When You’re Not Broke Anymore," 6 Mar. 2020 That allows you to comparison shop or talk over your plans with family and friends. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Hawaii fare sale: Check out discounts on Alaska, Southwest and American airlines right now," 3 Mar. 2020 Consumers can opt to disable the comparison shopping tool in Amazon Assistant, which limits the data collection, according to the company's privacy policy. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data," 16 July 2019 Lorain County Free Clinic clinical coordinator Lisa Darus uses the GoodRx website to comparison shop for patients. Julie Washington,, "GoodRx lowers prescription costs for some, but questions remain on impact for others," 14 July 2019

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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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“Comparison shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of comparison shop

: to compare items while shopping in order to see which one is the best or has the lowest price

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