compare (someone or something) with (someone or something)

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compare (someone or something) with (someone or something)

To highlight the similarities between two people or things. Well, if Shakespeare can compare someone with a summer's day, then so can I! Unfortunately, I can only compare her performance with a train wreck.
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compare someone or something with someone or something

to consider the sameness or difference of sets of things or people. (This phrase is very close in meaning to compare someone or something to someone or something, but for some connotes stronger contrast.) Let's compare the virtues of savings accounts with investing in bonds. When I compare Roger with Tom, I find very few similarities. Please compare Tom with Bill on their unemployment records.
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References in classic literature ?
Questions for consideration are suggested above, such as: his power in exposition and narration; how his history compares with later ones; his style.
This compares with net earnings applicable to common shares of $226.
This compares with a similar expense of $720,000 in the first nine months of 1994.