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compare

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compare

  1. 1 to describe as similar reviews that compared the adventure movie to a thrilling ride on a roller coaster Synonyms of compare analogize, assimilate, bracket, equate, liken Words Related to compare associate, connect, couple, link; allude, refer, relate; equal, match, parallel Antonyms of compare contrast

  2. 2 to regard or represent as equal or comparable compared the restaurant's food to the nectar of the gods Synonyms of compare equate, likenWords Related to compare associate, connect, correlate, identify, join, link, match, relate; group, lump (together); assort, categorize, class, classify, grade, group, sortNear Antonyms of compare differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, separate

Synonym Discussion of compare

compare, contrast, collate mean to set side by side in order to show differences and likenesses. compare implies an aim of showing relative values or excellences by bringing out characteristic qualities whether similar or divergent.
    • compared the convention facilities of the two cities
contrast implies an emphasis on differences.
    • contrasted the computerized system with the old filing cards
collate implies minute and critical inspection in order to note points of agreement or divergence.
    • data from districts around the country will be collated


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