compared to/ compared with


What's the difference between compared to and compared with? Can they be used interchangably?

asked Oct 28 '12 at 13:22 C New member

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sanjayOct 28 '12 at 17:58

sanjayOct 28 '12 at 18:04

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The usual phrase is compare with, which means "to place side by side, noting the differences and similarities between." Compare to means "to observe or point only to likenesses between."  

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