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EN[kəmˈpɛɹ] [kəmˈpɛə] [-ɛə(ɹ)]
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    Definition of compare in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcomparesPREcom-
    1. comparison.
      1. illustration by comparison; simile.
      2. VerbSGcomparesPRcomparingPT, PPcompared
        1. VT To assess the similarities and differences between two or more things.
          1. Compare the tiger's coloration with that of the zebra. ‎
          2. You can't compare my problems and yours. ‎
        2. VT To declare two things to be similar in some respect.
          1. Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs. ‎
        3. VT (grammar) To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
          1. We compare "good" as "good", "better", "best". ‎
        4. VI To be similar (often used in the negative).
          1. A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare. ‎
        5. OBS To get; to obtain.
        6. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In [ 159 ], the cardiac sonospectrographic analyzer (CSA) output and the CT data of 200 patients were prospectively analyzed and compared in a double-blinded manner.
            • The SbASR-1 protein belongs to Group 7 LEA protein family with different amino acid composition compared to their glycophytic homologs.
            • On the other hand, MMP-1 and MMP-9 are elevated in TBP as compared with transudative effusions [10 ], and MMP-9 is prominently expressed in the granulomas of tuberculous pleural tissues [11 ].
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Compared to controls, larval EcR mutants were hyposensitive to both thermal (Fig 2A) and mechanical (Fig 3A) stimulation.
            • Compared with vehicle-treated controls, rapamycin protected against the tau-induced neuronal loss, synaptotoxicity, reactive microgliosis and astrogliosis, and activation of innate neuroimmunity.
            • Compared to the best-known paravirtualization interfaces, our paravirtual interface supports up to 2x higher throughput, and is closer in performance to device passthrough.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The 30-day mortality, stent patency, and the incidences of endoleaks and ischemia of the buttocks and lower limbs were compared.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Meaning of compare for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "compare" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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