Definition of comparable in English:

comparable

adjective

  • 1(of a person or thing) able to be likened to another; similar.

    ‘flaked stone and bone tools comparable to Neanderthal man's tools’
    • ‘Most bands these days end up being an experience comparable to chewing on a lemon.’
    • ‘The basic pay rates of staff in private prisons are comparable to publicly paid prison officers.’
    • ‘The steering provides feel comparable to running your fingers over the road.’
    • ‘Such silk fibre was comparable to an iron fibre of the same measure, Dr. Sebastian said.’
    • ‘The ratio of domestic to international air traffic in China is comparable to the US.’
    • ‘Equally, saving a life that will exist in the future seems morally comparable to creating a future life.’
    • ‘Is this going to be comparable to the previous three oil shocks, or worse, or easier?’
    • ‘The amount of books she sells in a year is comparable to how many people read a semi-decent blog in a good week.’
    • ‘Prices are not yet finalised, but should be comparable to existing cars and will be announced next month.’
    • ‘His record in work that is comparable to what's on offer here is decidedly more mixed.’
    • ‘It was a large wooden fort comparable to Disney's Magic Castle of today.’
    • ‘When the capacitor discharges those volts, it delivers an amperage comparable to stun guns.’
    • ‘They have the further advantage of being comparable to the Home Office data.’
    • ‘The weather at last constant, fixed in purpose and content, comparable to a summer's day.’
    • ‘Neither of these are comparable to fake medicines in terms of the harm they can do.’
    • ‘One, hitting analysis is not comparable to the analysis needed in a contact sport.’
    • ‘The population of Seattle has stayed around half a million, broadly comparable to that of Glasgow.’
    • ‘The number of cameras in Bolton is comparable to other boroughs in Greater Manchester of a similar size.’
    • ‘Why religious affiliation should be comparable to ethnic origin escapes me, however.’
    • ‘Indeed, it claims that the physical energy gained by sleeping is comparable to that gained by eating an apple.’
    similar, close, near, approximate, akin, equivalent, corresponding, commensurate, proportional, proportionate, parallel, analogous, related
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    1. 1.1 Of equivalent quality; worthy of comparison.
      ‘nobody is comparable with this athlete’
      • ‘The course is in top class condition and comparable to any golf club in the country.’
      • ‘It is an action movie with stunts comparable with the best in the martial arts genre.’
      • ‘The experiences I have described are in no way comparable to what we have to contend with in London.’
      • ‘The team now aim to improve the quality of the tissue grown in the lab, to make it more comparable with that of a young animal.’
      • ‘They act as a safety net, comparable with the safety net of a trapeze artist.’
      • ‘The best of their wines are serious and comparable in quality to those from good wine-makers in Baden.’
      • ‘A good bag of fish that was comparable with past weights but the composition of the catch was completely different.’
      • ‘Ben yelled as he brought down the sword with force comparable to that of a minor cyclone.’
      • ‘His achievements are certainly comparable to those of the greatest figures in history.’
      • ‘I was expecting quality comparable with a DVD or Sky Digital, which we had in the UK.’
      • ‘Being the third or fourth user of the system is not comparable to being the first user.’
      • ‘He knows his experience is not comparable to Shackleton's feat of endurance.’
      • ‘His tone was brilliant and the interpretation comparable to the best performances known.’
      • ‘Had his team possessed a striker of comparable qualities, the tournament would have been theirs.’
      • ‘She was comparable with HMS Invincible in firepower and speed but had superior protection.’
      • ‘The best produces distinguished wine, comparable to that of the Rheingau.’
      • ‘Despite this, the team was able to produce an image with sharpness comparable to that of Hubble's.’
      • ‘It is not classed as a beauty therapy, nor is it comparable to Indian head massage.’
      • ‘Beware of the hype because no matter what you hear, no hand-held is comparable to a laptop.’
      • ‘Bad mistake, comparable with that of the citizens of Troy who thought they were getting that horse as a bargain too.’
      as good as, equal to, in the same class as, in the same league as, of the same standard as, able to hold a candle to, on a par with, on a level with, on an equal footing with
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Usage

The correct pronunciation in standard English is with the stress on the first syllable rather than the second: comparable, not com parable

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin comparabilis, from the verb comparare (see compare).

Pronunciation

comparable

/ˈkämp(ə)rəb(ə)l//ˈkɑmp(ə)rəb(ə)l/