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compare

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
            • Glycodeoxycholic acid, taurodeoxycholic acid, and glycochenodeoxycholic acid were significantly increased in children with acetaminophen overdose compared to healthy controls.
            • The relatively more preorganised binding sites of rotaxanes 1 and 3, as compared with the flexible propyl-linked axle component present in 2 , potentially enhances chloride binding.
            • The differences in the histoscores between two groups were compared using the student T test.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Compared with SNA, BD with arthritis exhibited relatively high levels of glutamate, valine, citramalate, leucine, methionine sulfoxide, glycerate, phosphate, lysine, isoleucine, urea, and citrulline.
            • Compared to simulated annealing, the tabu search heuristic performed well.
            • Compared to controls, larval EcR mutants were hyposensitive to both thermal (Fig 2A) and mechanical (Fig 3A) stimulation.
          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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