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1. (v. t.) To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.

2. (v. t.) To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.

3. (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing - er and -est to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing more and most, or less and least, to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.

4. (v. i.) To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.

5. (v. i.) To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.

6. (n.) Comparison.

7. (n.) Illustration by comparison; simile.

8. (v. t.) To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire

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