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compare

Pronunciación: /kəmˈper; kəmˈpeə(r)/

Traducción de compare en español:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (make comparison between) [statement/figures] comparar you can't compare cheap wine and champagne el vino barato y el champán no se pueden comparar to compare sth/sb to o with sth/sb comparar algo/a algn con algo/algn he compared the handwriting with that on the envelope comparó or cotejó la letra con la del sobre it's tiny compared to your house es pequeñísima comparada con tu casa or en comparación con tu casa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • These estimates of intrusion times may be compared to estimates based on magma supply through dykes.
    • 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.
    1.2 (liken) to compare sth/sb to sth/sb comparar algo/a algn con or a algo/algn she's been compared to Joan of Arc se la ha comparado con or a Juana de Arco
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • You might think that this isn't a very good analogy, comparing prisons to a commercial passenger jet.
    • I like to use the analogy of comparing a campaign to a car.
    • 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.
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [adjective/adverb] formar los grados comparativo y superlativo de

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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 precioto 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 or 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

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [literary/literario] beyond compare sin comparación, incomparable

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