comparable

adj.
VERBS
be
become
ADVERB
closely, quite, very

Its brain is closely comparable to the brain of a chimpanzee.

directly, exactly
broadly, generally, roughly
almost
in no way, not in any way, not remotely

The regional variation in Australian accent is not in any way comparable to that found in the UK or US.

There are no other scanners even remotely comparable to this in terms of quality of image produced.

not strictly
easily
PREPOSITION
in

The two machines are comparable in size.

to

a job comparable to mine

with

The earthquake was comparable with others in recent years.

PHRASES
something comparable (to sth)

He was dressed in something comparable to a tribal costume.

there is nothing comparable (to sth)
Comparable is used with these nouns: ↑size

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • comparable — [ kɔ̃parabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. comparabilis 1 ♦ Qui peut être comparé avec qqn ou avec qqch. grâce à des traits communs. ⇒ analogue, approchant, assimilable. Personnes, choses comparables entre elles. Loc. prov. Il faut comparer ce qui est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • comparable — COMPARABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui se peut comparer, qui peut être mis en comparaison. Un homme comparable aux plus grands hommes de l antiquité. Y a t il rien de comparable à cela? [b]f♛/b] On dit qu Une chose n est pas comparable avec une autre,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • comparable — Comparable. adj. de tout genre. Qui se peut comparer avec quelque autre personne ou quelque autre chose. Il est comparable à tous les grands hommes de l antiquité. y a t il rien de comparable à cela? les plaisirs, ou les biens de ce monde ne sont …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Comparable — Com pa*ra*ble, a. [L. comparabilis: cf. F. comparable.] Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison. [1913 Webster] There is no blessing of life comparable to the enjoyment of a discreet and virtuous friend. Addison. {Com pa*ra*ble*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comparable — adjetivo 1. Que puede compararse con otra persona o cosa: Tu situación es comparable a la mía. A pesar de todo, no es comparable con lo que yo he pasado. Sinónimo: equiparable. Antónimo: incomparable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • comparable — I (capable of comparison) adjective akin, alike, analagous, analogical, approximate, associated, close, cognate, commensurable, comparabilis, congeneric, correlative, homogeneous, homologous, kindred, like, much the same, parallel, related,… …   Law dictionary

  • comparable — early 15c., from M.Fr. comparable, from L. comparabilis capable of comparison, from comparare (see COMPARISON (Cf. comparison)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • comparable — is pronounced with main stress on the first syllable. Its uses with to and with correspond to the meanings given at compare, with a marked preference in current usage for to: • This heroin is comparable in quality to that being sniffed by U.S.… …   Modern English usage

  • comparable — [adj1] worthy of comparison a match for, as good as, commensurable, commensurate, equal, equipollent, equipotential, equivalent, in a class with, on a par, proportionate, tantamount; concept 566 Ant. incomparable, unequal, unworthy comparable… …   New thesaurus

  • Comparable — may refer to: Comparability, in mathematics Comparative, in grammar, a word that denotes the degree by which an entity has a property greater or less in extent than another This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.… …   Wikipedia

  • comparable — *like, alike, similar, analogous, akin, parallel, uniform, identical Antonyms: disparate Contrasted words: *different, divergent, diverse, various …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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