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Juxtapose vs. Compare

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Juxtaposeverb

(transitive) To place side by side, especially for contrast or comparison.

Compareverb

(transitive) To assess the similarities and differences between two or more things ["to compare X with Y"]. Having made the comparison of X with Y, one might have found it similar to Y or different from Y.

‘Compare the tiger's coloration with that of the zebra.’; ‘You can't compare my problems and yours.’;

Juxtaposeverb

To place in juxtaposition.

Compareverb

(transitive) To declare two things to be similar in some respect ["to compare X to Y"].

‘Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs.’;

Juxtaposeverb

place side by side;

‘The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors’;

Compareverb

To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).

‘We compare "good" as "good", "better", "best".’;

Compareverb

(intransitive) To be similar (often used in the negative).

‘A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare.’;

Compareverb

(obsolete) To get; to obtain.

Comparenoun

comparison

Comparenoun

illustration by comparison; simile

Compareverb

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.’; ‘The place he found beyond expression bright,Compared with aught on earth.’; ‘Compare our faces and be judge yourself.’; ‘To compare great things with small.’;

Compareverb

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.’;

Compareverb

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.

Compareverb

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.’;

Compareverb

To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.

‘Shall pack horses . . . compare with Cæsars?’;

Compareverb

To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire

‘To fill his bags, and richesse to compare.’;

Comparenoun

Comparison.

‘His mighty champion, strong beyond compare.’; ‘Their small galleys may not hold compareWith our tall ships.’;

Comparenoun

Illustration by comparison; simile.

‘Rhymes full of protest, of oath, and big compare.’;

Comparenoun

qualities that are comparable;

‘no comparison between the two books’; ‘beyond compare’;

Compareverb

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’;

Compareverb

be comparable;

‘This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes’;

Compareverb

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’;

Compareverb

to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb

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