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Synonyms

than

conjunction

used when making comparisons

relatively

adverb

in comparison with someone or something similar

whereas

conjunction

used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them

compared with/to

used for talking about the ways in which two things are different, or about the ways in which something has changed

relatively speaking

used for saying that something is true when you compare it with other similar things

by/in contrast

used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first

next to

when compared to someone or something

the... the...

used with ‘more’, ‘less’, and other comparatives for showing that when an amount, activity, feeling, or quality increases or is reduced, it causes something else to increase or be reduced at the same time

seen against something

considered in relation to something

relative

adjective

having a particular quality when compared with something else

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against

preposition

used for comparing one thing or amount with another

all-time

adjective

used for comparing someone or something with all the other people or things of the same type that have ever existed

alongside

adverb

used for showing that you are comparing one person or thing with another

any person/thing you care to /name/mention

anyone or anything at all, used especially in comparisons

as

adverb

used for comparing one person, thing, or situation with another

as someone/something goes

when you consider what other people or things of the same type are like

beside

preposition

used for comparing two people or things

the biggest/best etc of /its/their kind

used to say that one thing is bigger, better etc than other similar things

by comparison (with)

used for talking about the ways in which two people or things are different

even

adverb

used for emphasizing that although something is big, good, bad etc, something else is bigger, better, worse etc

far

adjective

used for emphasizing a difference when you are making a comparison

half/twice etc as much again

used for comparing two amounts and saying how much more one amount is than the other

in comparison

used for talking about the ways in which two people or things are different

in contradistinction to something

used for showing differences between two things by comparing them

in relation to

in comparison to something

it’s one thing to..., it’s another/a different thing to...

used for comparing two things when the second is much more important, serious, difficult etc than the first

just as... so (too)

used for showing that there is a connection between two situations or actions

most

adverb

used for saying that someone or something has more of a particular quality than any other person or thing

next to

used for showing that you are not including the person or thing that is really the best, biggest, worst etc when you are making a comparison

on

adverb

compared with someone or something

over against

used when you are comparing two things or ideas and emphasizing the difference

people like someone/like that

used for comparing persons with the same qualities or in the same situation

rank

verb

to be good, bad, important, unimportant etc compared with other similar people or things

relative to

compared with

versus

preposition

used for stating that two things are being compared in order to show that they are different or that one is better than the other

vis-à-vis

preposition

formal compared to or relating to someone or something

where

adverb

used when comparing two people, things, actions etc and showing how they are different

while

conjunction

used when comparing things, situations, or people and showing how they are different

yet

adverb

used for emphasizing that someone or something is even bigger, better, worse, more etc than someone or something else

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