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 the Company's previous guidance range of $1,125.
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This compares to net earnings applicable to common shares for the third quarter of last year of $90.
Wednesday announced a third quarter loss of $(2,704,000) or (58 cents) per share, which compares to the restated earnings of $183,000 or 4 cents per share for the like period last year.