juxtapose (someone or something) with (someone or something else)

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.
See also: juxtapose, something