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comparing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of examining resemblances
    comparison.
    • they made a comparison of noise levels
    • the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator
  2. verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    compare.
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie
  3. verb be comparable
    compare.
    • This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes
  4. verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    liken; compare; equate.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed
  5. verb to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
    compare.
WordNet

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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