What is Compare?

Compare definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), comA.pared,
to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities and differences: to compare two pieces of cloth; to compare the governments of two nations.
to consider or describe as similar; liken: a??Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?a??

Grammar. to form or display the degrees of comparison of (an adjective or adverb).

verb (used without object), comA.pared,
to be worthy of comparison; be held equal: Dekker’s plays cannot compare with Shakespeare’s.
to appear in a similar standing: His recital certainly compares with the one he gave last year.
to differ in quality or accomplishment as specified: Their development compares poorly with that of neighbor nations.

to vie; rival.
to make a comparison: The only way we can say which product is better is to compare.

comparison: Her beauty is beyond compare.