What is the difference between Compare and Contrast?




What is the difference between Compare and Contrast? :


Compare : (verb)

(
1 ) Examine people or things to see how they are alike and how they are different

Compare the style of these two poems.

If you compare her work with his, you will find hers is much better.


(
2 ) Show the likeness between two dissimilar things, ideas or persons

Poets have compared sleep to death.



Contrast : (verb)

(
1 ) Compare two persons or things so that the differences are made clear

Contrast my work with hers.


(
2 ) Show a difference when compared

Her actions contrasted sharply with her promises.

His actions and promises contrasted sharply.











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