"These are sometimes interchangeable, but when you are stressing similarities between the items compared, the most common word is “to”: “She compared his home-made wine to toxic waste.” 

If you are examining both similarities and differences, use “with”: “The teacher compared Steve’s exam with Robert’s to see whether they had cheated.”


Compare usually takes the preposition
 to when it refers to the activity of describing the resemblances between unlike things:
for example: 
1. He compared her to a summer day. 
2. Scientists sometimes compare the human brain to a computer. 

It takes
with when it refers to the act of examining two like things in order to discern their similarities or differences: 
for example:
1. The police compared the forged signature with the original. 
2. The committee will have to compare the Senate’s version of the bill with the version that was passed by the House. 

When compare is used to mean “to liken (one) with another,” with is traditionally held to be the correct preposition: 
for example:
1. That little bauble is not to be compared with (not to) this enormous jewel. 


compare to 除了上述意思外,還意為「把比作;把比喻為」,
 compare with 所沒有的,
1. His poems have been compared to those of the English Romantics. 
2. He usually compares women to roses. (他經常將女人比作玫瑰花)
3. I compare babies to little angels. (即係嬰孩有如小天使一樣
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