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Compare (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing ''- er'' and ''-est'' to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing ''more'' and ''most'', or ''less'' and ''least'', to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.