compare (v.)
vie, rival, compete
2H4 II.iv.161[Pistol to Hostess] Shall pack-horses ... / Compare with Caesars and with Cannibals
Ham V.ii.137[Hamlet to Osrick, of Laertes] lest I should compare with him in excellence
MND II.ii.105[Helena to herself] What wicked and dissembling glass of mine / Made me compare with Hermia's sphery eyne?
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