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compare

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1 to describe as similar

  • reviews that compared the adventure movie to a thrilling ride on a roller coaster
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2 to regard or represent as equal or comparable

  • compared the restaurantʼs food to the nectar of the gods
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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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