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juxtapose (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

To consider or analyze someone or something in direct comparison or contrast to someone or something else. The book juxtaposes the actions of the CEO to those of notorious criminals around the world. I'm really not comfortable juxtaposing myself to someone with your level of experience and knowledge.
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juxtapose (someone or something) with (someone or something else)

1. To place two or more people or things directly beside one another, especially for the purpose of contrast or comparison. I think you could really make a meaningful statement by juxtaposing these images with quotations from various world leaders about the issue. The book juxtaposes the original Greek text with the new English translation.
2. To consider or analyze someone or something in direct comparison or contrast to someone or something else. Her book juxtaposes the actions of the CEO with those of notorious criminals around the world. The film focuses on the intense, personal concerns of its main character and juxtaposes them with the cold, careless march of the rest of society.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

juxtapose someone or something to someone or something

to place people or things next to each other, in any combination. (Also implies that the placing or arranging is done carefully.) I went to the meeting room early so I could juxtapose myself to the head of the table. I juxtaposed the chair to the view out the window.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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