Translation of compare in Spanish:


comparar, v.

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɛː//kəmˈpɛr/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(make comparison between)

      (figures/statement) comparar
      you can't compare cheap wine and champagne el vino barato y el champán no se pueden comparar
      • to compare sth/sb to / with sth/sb comparar algo/a algn con algo/algn
      • he compared the handwriting with that on the envelope comparó / cotejó la letra con la del sobre
      • it's tiny compared to your house es pequeñísima comparada con tu casa / en comparación con tu casa
      • They differ over how serious these problems are, compared to capitalism's benefits.
      • The bupivacaine-inhibition test was also compared to the inhibitor-free test.
      • They, however, said that the price range for small cars is high compared to other cars of the same group.
      • In both countries opposition has increased compared to a similar survey last year.
      • However, he feels that it is not fair for him to be compared to Mickey as both are very different artists.
      • A drawback in its use is the cost of measurement, although when compared to using molecular markers it is not very high.
      • Products carrying a strong brand usually attract a price premium compared to similar but unbranded products.
      • Premature babies are often compared to a different chart since they were born early.
      • The test was compared to one where similar cells were not exposed to such radio waves.
      • The wine list, again, was cheap compared to uptown prices and so we settled for a bottle of Brouilly at just under thirty bucks.
      • Each patch was then dried and the water areas measured and compared to sample weight.
      • Then the results from the three labs need to be compared to see if the test is reliable.
      • These estimates of intrusion times may be compared to estimates based on magma supply through dykes.
      • Similar patterns were detected compared to those described above.
      • He commissioned a survey that would compare British prices with those in other countries.
      • Surely the price of dinner would be cheap compared to few days in an ICU unit.
      • The report states that rates within the hospital are falling compared to other hospitals of similar size.
      • This equivalent nonconvertible bond price is then compared to the convertible bond price.
      • Each dog is compared to the judge's mental image of the perfect specimen of that breed.
      • Those factors are reflected in the government's inflation measure, which simply compares price changes for a set list of items.

    • 1.2(liken)

      to compare sth/sb to sth/sb comparar algo/a algn con / a algo/algn
      • she's been compared to Joan of Arc se la ha comparado con / a Juana de Arco
      • If this does not come up promptly, the therapist asks if they would accept to compare their problem to whatever analogical image comes to the mind of the therapist.
      • I like to use the analogy of comparing a campaign to a car.
      • Luther, for example, frequently compared children to young trees, describing them as flexible and still amenable to being shaped.
      • We use things like analogies and say well compare it to how a flower grows, or find a comparison that is an every day common experience that makes sense.
      • In one of the more uncomfortable analogies I've ever heard, Reineke compares it to the singles life.
      • Shrugging these lofty analogies a bunch of students compared the roof to an inverted computer.
      • At the time I would have compared her to a whirlwind, for wherever she went chaos and confusion invariably followed.
      • You might think that this isn't a very good analogy, comparing prisons to a commercial passenger jet.
      • The central argument that illegal file swapping is a serious crime comes from an analogy that compares it to simple theft - that is, to going into a store to shoplift a CD by hiding it in one's jacket.
      • Indeed, it would be fairer to compare her to another insect - a busy, buzzy bumble bee.
      • He compares his subject to shoddy construction, and that's an analogy we can work with, because in software we're working at the thrilling edge of language and craftsmanship.
      • We often compare the construction process to a military operation, but she prefers the analogy of a well choreographed ballet.

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    (adverb/adjective) formar los grados comparativo y superlativo de

intransitive verb

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    I liked his last book, but the new one just doesn't compare me gustó su último libro, pero el nuevo no se puede comparar
    • how do the two models compare for speed? en cuanto a velocidad ¿qué diferencia hay entre los dos modelos?
    • the prices compare pretty well no hay mucha diferencia de precio
    • to compare with sb/sth
    • nothing compares with good home cooking la comida casera no se puede comparar con nada
    • how does this compare with her first novel? ¿qué tal es esta, comparada con su primera novela?
    • the sales figures compare with the best of previous years las cifras de venta son equiparables / comparables a las mejores de los años anteriores
    • your last essays compare favorably with your previous efforts tus últimos trabajos están mejor que los anteriores
    • it compares badly with other models in the same price range desmerece en comparación con otros modelos de precio similar


  • 1literary

    beyond compare incomparable