EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPARED
The supper-table brought our party together, and they compared notes.
There is hostility to it still, but mild as compared with that felt by our great-great-grandfathers.
Little enough, lady, compared with those who were my teachers.
Our journey must now be compared to the descent from cloud-land in a balloon.
All the wealth in the world, my soul, is nothing to me compared to you.
I value them little, compared with the beauty you have given me.
Handel may well have felt that Hanover was a dull place as compared with London.
What if he had said nothing was to be compared to his new-found love for Rose.
As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.
What's that paltry hundred or two, compared with the millions I shall make?
late 14c., from Old French comparer (12c., Modern French comparer), from Late Latin comparare "to liken, to compare" (see comparison). Related: Compared; comparing. To compare notes is from 1708. Phrase without compare (attested from 1620s, but similar phrasing dates to 1530s) seems to be altered by folk etymology from compeer "rival."