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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This compares to a 16.1% vacancy rate and 5,394,523 available square feet for the 1st quarter of 2004.
This compares to the 16.5% vacancy rate and the availability of 5,608,813 square feet one year ago.