comparable

Use comparable to describe two things that are alike. If you are offered two jobs with comparable salaries, you might take the one where the weather is nicer.

Comparable can also mean exactly what it looks like: things you are “able” to “compare” are comparable. When you say that comparing two things is “like comparing apples and oranges,” you're saying the two things in question are not comparable. When you pronounce this word, remember that, unlike with “compare,” you emphasize the first syllable and swallow the first “a”: COM-pra-ble. The sounds of the two words aren't really comparable.

Definitions of comparable
  1. adjective
    able to be compared or worthy of comparison
    Synonyms:
    comparable with
    similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
    comparable to
    worthy of comparison; as good as
    equal
    having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
    parallel
    being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
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    Antonyms:
    incomparable, uncomparable
    such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared
    best
    (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
    all-time
    unsurpassed in some respect up to the present
    incommensurable
    impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
    matchless, nonpareil, one, one and only, peerless, unmatchable, unmatched, unrivaled, unrivalled
    eminent beyond or above comparison
    alone, unequaled, unequalled, unique, unparalleled
    radically distinctive and without equal
    extraordinary
    beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
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  2. adjective
    conforming in every respect
    synonyms: corresponding, like
    same
    closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
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