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.
Orders in the year to July rose by six per cent compared to the previous twelve months.
With this new innovation, Honda aims to improve fuel economy for 100cc to 125cc engines by 13% compared to the level of 2005.
The registration rate of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the sultanate's governorates decreased by 14.4 per cent by the end of July 2019 to reach 3,037 enterprises, compared to 3,546 enterprises in the same period of 2018.
In June 2019, there were 179,103 tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is up by 17.3 percent compared to May 2019, and 24.6 percent compared to June 2018.
RAMALLAH, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (WAFA) - The trade balance which represents the difference between exports and imports showed an increase in trade deficit by 14% in April compared to March.
The consumer price index in May 2019 compared to April 2019 was 100.1%, i.e.
Foreign investments reached 620.8 million dinars (MD) at the end of March 2019, up 9.8% compared to 2018, according to statistics From the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).
(TAP) - Foreign investments reached 620.8 million dinars (MD) at the end of March 2019, up 9.8% compared to 2018, according to statistics From the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) received by TAP.
Average monetizable daily active users, or mDAU, were 134M for Q1, compared to 120M in the same period of the previous year and compared to 126M in the previous quarter.
A total of 41 062 candidates registered to write the 2018 examination showing an increase of 0.41% in candidature compared to 40 896 candidates in 2017.
World crude steel production was 1,347.0 Mt in the first nine months of 2018, up by 4.7% compared to the same period in 2017, World Steel Association reported.