compare

compare
I [kəm'peə(r)]
nome

a beauty beyond compare — una bellezza incomparabile

brave beyond compare — straordinariamente coraggioso

II 1. [kəm'peə(r)]
verbo transitivo confrontare, comparare

to compare sb., sth. with o to confrontare qcn., qcs. con o a; to compare notes with sb. — fig. scambiare le proprie impressioni con qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo essere comparabile (with a)

to compare favourably with — reggere (bene) il confronto con

how does this job compare with your last one? — com'è il tuo nuovo lavoro rispetto al precedente?

3.
verbo riflessivo

to compare oneself with o to — confrontarsi con, paragonarsi a

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[kəm'peə]
verb
1) (to put (things etc) side by side in order to see to what extent they are the same or different: If you compare his work with hers you will find hers more accurate; This is a good essay compared with your last one.) comparare, paragonare
2) (to describe as being similar to: She compared him to a monkey.) paragonare
3) (to be near in standard or quality: He just can't compare with Mozart.) essere paragonato
- comparative
- comparatively
- comparison
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compare /kəmˈpɛə(r)/
n. [u]
(poet.) confronto; paragone
beyond (o without, past) compare, senza paragone; incomparabilmente.
♦ (to) compare /kəmˈpɛə(r)/
A v. t.
1 confrontare; mettere a confronto; fare un confronto tra; comparare: to compare different models of cars, confrontare diversi modelli di auto; to compare a copy with the original, confrontare una copia con l'originale; to compare life in Rome and in New York, fare un confronto tra la vita a Roma e a New York
2 paragonare: Poets have compared maids to flowers, i poeti hanno paragonato le fanciulle ai fiori
3 (gramm.) fare il comparativo di (un aggettivo, ecc.)
4 (leg.) collazionare
B v. i.
essere paragonabile; reggere il confronto: He cannot compare with Milton as a poet, come poeta, non può reggere il confronto con Milton; to compare favourably with, reggere bene il confronto con; guadagnarci nel confronto con; How do they compare?, come sono al confronto?; come sono uno rispetto all'altro?
● (fam.) to compare notes with sb., scambiare idee (o impressioni, esperienze) con q. (su un argomento) □ compared to (o with), in confronto a; a confronto con; a paragone di; rispetto a: That was nothing compared with what happened to me, non è niente a confronto con quanto è successo a me; This year's harvest is excellent compared to last year, il raccolto di quest'anno è ottimo a paragone di quello dell'anno scorso.
NOTA D'USO: -compare to o compare with?-
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I [kəm'peə(r)]
nome

a beauty beyond compare — una bellezza incomparabile

brave beyond compare — straordinariamente coraggioso

II 1. [kəm'peə(r)]
verbo transitivo confrontare, comparare

to compare sb., sth. with o to confrontare qcn., qcs. con o a; to compare notes with sb. — fig. scambiare le proprie impressioni con qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo essere comparabile (with a)

to compare favourably with — reggere (bene) il confronto con

how does this job compare with your last one? — com'è il tuo nuovo lavoro rispetto al precedente?

3.
verbo riflessivo

to compare oneself with o to — confrontarsi con, paragonarsi a


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