compare (someone or something) to (someone or something)
To highlight the similarities between two people or things. Well, if Shakespeare can compare someone to a summer's day, then so can I! Unfortunately, I can only compare her performance to a train wreck.
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compare someone or something to someone or something
to liken people or things to other people or things; to say that some people or things have the same qualities as other people or things. (See the comment at compare someone or something with someone or something.) l can only compare him to a cuddly teddy bear. He compared himself to one of the knights of the round table.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- compare (someone or something) to (someone or something)
- compare (someone or something) with (someone or something)
- compare with
- compare apples and oranges
- apples and oranges, like comparing
- like comparing apples and oranges
- so (something) as (something)
- as (something) as (something)
- as . . . as
- mix apples and oranges