ADV. favourably, well The city compares favourably with other parts of Brazil. | unfavourably
VERB + COMPARE cannot, do not These mountains do not compare with (= are not nearly as high, impressive, etc. as) the Himalayas.
PREP. with Few things compare with (= are as good as) the joy of cycling on a bright, sunny spring morning.
PHRASES be nothing compared to sb/sth I've had some difficulties but they were nothing compared to yours (= they were not nearly as bad as yours).