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Definition of Compare

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Compare Com*pare", v. i. 1. To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier. I should compare with him in excellence. --Shak. 2. To vie; to assume a likeness or equality. Shall pack horses . . . compare with C[ae]sars? --Shak.
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Compare Com*pare", n. 1. Comparison. [Archaic] His mighty champion, strong beyond compare. --Milton. Their small galleys may not hold compare With our tall ships. --Waller. 2. Illustration by comparison; simile. [Obs.] Rhymes full of protest, of oath, and big compare. --Shak. Beyond compare. See Beyond comparison, under Comparison.
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Compare Com*pare", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compared; p. pr. & vb. n. Comparing.] [L. comparare, fr. compar like or equal to another; com- + par equal: cf. F. comparer. See Pair, Peer an equal, and cf. Compeer.] 1. To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention. Compare dead happiness with living woe. --Shak. The place he found beyond expression bright, Compared with aught on earth. --Milton. Compare our faces and be judge yourself. --Shak. To compare great things with small. --Milton. 2. To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken. Solon compared the people unto the sea, and orators and counselors to the winds; for that the sea would be calm and quiet if the winds did not trouble it. --Bacon. 3. (Gram.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing ``- er' and ``-est' to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing ``more' and ``most', or ``less' and ``least', to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful. Syn: To Compare, Compare with, Compare to. Usage: Things are compared with each other in order to learn their relative value or excellence. Thus we compare Cicero with Demosthenes, for the sake of deciding which was the greater orator. One thing is compared to another because of a real or fanciful likeness or similarity which exists between them. Thus it has been common to compare the eloquence of Demosthenes to a thunderbolt, on account of its force, and the eloquence of Cicero to a conflagration, on account of its splendor. Burke compares the parks of London to the lungs of the human body.
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Compare Com*pare", v. t. [L. comparare to prepare, procure; com- + parare. See Prepare, Parade.] To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire [Obs.] To fill his bags, and richesse to compare. --Spenser.

Meaning of Compare from wikipedia

- Comparison or comparing is the act of evaluating two or more things by determining the relevant characteristics of each thing to be compared, and then determining...
- In computer science, compare-and-swap (CAS) is an atomic instruction used in multithreading to achieve synchronization. It compares the contents of a memory...
- Beyond Compare is a data comparison utility. Aside from comparing files, the program is capable of doing side-by-side comparison of directories, FTP and...
- Compare++ is an auxiliary tool for programmers and Web developers. The tool can syntax-aware compare text files and folders quickly, do 3way merge. It...
- Compare the Meerkat is an advertising campaign on British commercial television for comparethemarket.com, a price comparison website, part of BGL Group...
- "Nothing Compares 2 U" is a song written and composed by Prince for The Family and the song was featured on their eponymous album The Family. It was later...
- William Shakespeare. In the sonnet, the speaker asks whether he should compare the young man to a summer's day, but notes that the young man has qualities...
- The following tables contain general and technical information about a number of raster-to-vector conversion software products. Please see the individual...
- Output compare is the ability to trigger an output based on a timestamp in memory, without interrupting the execution of code by a processor or microcontroller...
- In computing, fc (File Compare) is a command-line program in DOS, IBM OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems, that compares multiple files and outputs...
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