(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Representation as similar
1. comparison, matching, examining side by side, holding up to comparison; cross-check, verification; analogy, parallel; contrast, opposition; relation.
2. comparability, similarity.
1. compare, liken, examine or place side by side; draw or make a comparison or parallel, collate, parallel, relate, test, verify, cross-check, weigh; confront, contrast, set against one another; compare notes.
2. be comparable, be worthy of comparison, resemble each other, match; measure up to. Informal, stack up with.
1. comparative, relative.
2. comparable, commensurate, analogous; similar.
Adverbs — comparatively, relatively; on the one or the other hand; pound for pound, etc.
Prepositions — compared to or with, taken with, by comparison with, than.
Quotations — Comparisons are odious ( John Fortescue).
Antonyms, see difference
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. examination of differences or similarities contrasting, inspection, sizing up, correlation, differentiation, matching, weighing, measurement, scrutiny, study.
2. resemblance correspondence, approximation, relation, similarity, likeness, connection, affinity.
3. likening equating, identification with, matching, parallel, analogy.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being alike: affinity, alikeness, analogy, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude, uniformity, uniformness. See SAME.

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