1 liken, associate, make (an) analogy (with), refer, analogize:
How can you compare your collection to mine?
2 compare with. resemble, be or look like, be on a par with, be in a class or the same class with, correspond, match, parallel, approach, approximate, bear or merit comparison (with); rival, compete with or against, be a match for:
Your paintings compare well with Picasso's. The new recordings don't begin to compare with the old ones.
3 contrast, measure against, weigh, juxtapose, set side by side, relate, correlate:
We need to compare the results of the two surveys.