make a comparison

idiom
variants: or make comparisons

Definition of make a comparison

1 : to say that two or more things or people are similar His work has been widely praised. Comparisons have been made to the great painters of past centuries.
2 : to look at similarities and differences between two or more things or people The website allows consumers to make direct comparisons between competing products.

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