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Noun compare has 1 sense
  1. comparison, compare, equivalence, comparability - qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
    --1 is a kind of likeness, alikeness, similitude
    Derived forms: verb compare2, verb compare3, verb compare1
Verb compare has 4 senses
  1. compare - examine and note the similarities or differences of; "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"
    --1 is one way to
    analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Derived forms: noun compare1, noun comparison2, noun comparison1, noun comparing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. compare - be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
    --2 is one way to
    Derived form: noun compare1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. compare, liken, equate - consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
    --3 is one way to study, consider
    Derived forms: noun compare1, noun comparison3, noun comparing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. compare - to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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