compare (someone or something) to (someone or something)

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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.
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In rude and barbarous periods of English history choice animals were often imported, and laws were passed to prevent their exportation: the destruction of horses under a certain size was ordered, and this may be compared to the 'roguing' of plants by nurserymen.
Imposts, excises, and, in general, all duties upon articles of consumption, may be compared to a fluid, which will, in time, find its level with the means of paying them.
Compared to this seat, all the learning of the schools is as empty air.
Not only was he indifferent as to whether he got to Petersburg earlier or later, or whether he secured accommodation at this station, but compared to the thoughts that now occupied him it was a matter of indifference whether he remained there for a few hours or for the rest of his life.
With this new innovation, Honda aims to improve fuel economy for 100cc to 125cc engines by 13% compared to the level of 2005.
If, for example, a new carbon black can offer additional compound extension compared to conventional grades without sacrificing product performance or without introducing additional processing variables, then that carbon black may in fact have real potential for reducing overall compound costs.
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2006 were $19,591,000 as compared to $17,101,000 for the same period in 2005.
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3% compared to the 1st half of 2005 (calculated at comparable price, hereafter the same in this paragraph) , but its growth rate declined by 1%, which was mainly caused by a decreasing growth rate of industrial product logistics; The total value of industrial product logistics was RMB 23.
According to the report, only 39 percent of French customers said price was their primary purchasing criteria, compared to 54 percent globally.
278 bank and thrift whole deals were announced in 2006, as compared to the 269 that were announced in 2005.
As of January 2006, the property was 100% occupied compared to 99% at issuance.
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