make a comparison

idiom

variants or make comparisons
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.

Examples of make a comparison in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huge delta wings, four underslung engines and a long, slim fuselage make a comparison hard to avoid. Rohit Jaggi, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2022 To make a comparison to Fez, Cloud's thoughtfulness is certainly part of his charm. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 25 Mar. 2022 But because of the degradation of DNA, authorities were unable to make a comparison. NBC News, 18 Feb. 2022 The sample of Asian Americans was not large enough in June to make a comparison, the survey's authors said. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 11 Dec. 2020 Someone had to make a comparison between football and war, right? Howard Sinker, Star Tribune, 12 Aug. 2020

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“Make a comparison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20comparison. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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