compare to vs compare with :

compare to or compare with

These are sometimes interchangeable, but when you are stressingsimilarities between the items compared, the most common word is “to”:“She compared his home-made wine to toxic waste.” If you are examiningboth similarities and differences, use “with”: “The teacher comparedSteve’s exam with Robert’s to see whether they had cheated.”

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  • Is It Time to Look at Casey's General Stores?
    The convenience store and gas station operator is growing locations and emphasizing convenience store sales -- but how does it compare to others?        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • U-M's Borges compares Gardner to RGIII
    'He's not really like anybody I have had,' Borges said. 'I've had so many prototype drop-back passers. He isn't like (former Auburn quarterback) Jason Campbell, who was athletic but he really wasn't a runner. I haven't had a lot of real runners. He's different. He's hard to compare to someone else. He's more like an RG3 type of guy. He's a little taller than RG3 but plays a lot like him.'
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
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    June 13, 2013 - Forbes

  • Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4
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    June 19, 2013 - CNET