• (verb): To form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on compare:

Changes To Old English Vocabulary - Other Words
... Compare with German Antwort, Dutch antwoord ... Compare with German edel, Dutch edel ... It has only survived in the archaic gemot ('meeting', compare with Witenagemot) and yclept (with later form y-) ...
Aldon Inc. - History - 1979-1989: Beginnings
... Aldon’s first product, Compare, a file and database compare tool for the IBM mainframe, was introduced in 1982 ... In 1983, S/Compare, the first source change documentation tool on the market, was offered ... At that time, Aldon also sold an object file compare tool called O/Compare ...
Changes To Old English Vocabulary - Body Parts
... feorhhold, feorhhus, līcfæt, līchoma.) Compare with the following words in other languages for 'corpse' German Leiche, Dutch lijk, Swedish lik, Norwegian lik and Danish lig ... (See also feorhbold, feorhhold, feorhhus, līc.) Compare with German Leichnam ('corpse'), Dutch lichaam, Swedish lekamen, Nynorsk lekam and Danish legeme ... Compare with German Glied, Dutch lid, Swedish led, Danish led and Norwegian ledd ...

More definitions of "compare":

  • (verb): Be comparable.
    Example: "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
  • (verb): Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous.
    Example: "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"
    Synonyms: liken, equate
  • (verb): Examine and note the similarities or differences of.
    Example: "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Famous quotes containing the word compare:

    Contrary to all we hear about women and their empty-nest problem, it may be fathers more often than mothers who are pained by the children’s imminent or actual departure—fathers who want to hold back the clock, to keep the children in the home for just a little longer. Repeatedly women compare their own relief to their husband’s distress
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)

    Is this not true—That in proportion to the value of their estates the extremely wealthy pay far less taxes than those of moderate means? Compare the amount paid by millionaires with the amount paid by ordinary citizens. I believe that in proportion to their estates they pay less than half as much as ordinary citizens, whereas they ought to pay more.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)