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compare vb. (2 cf. ‘Art stryving to compayre With Nature’, Spenser)
1. to draw comparisons R2 II. i. 186.
2. “ with,” to vie with, rival MND. II. ii. 99, 2H4 II. iv. 179, Ham. V. ii. 146 “lest I should compare with him in excellence.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
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