"compare with" or "compare to"?

I have a flashcard with the sentence…
“I don’t like to compare myself to other people”.
Could I also say…“with other people”…or isn’t that possible?
I’m confused! :grimacing:

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Hi @Elfi! Thanks for writing in. Compare is a verb that can be used with both “to” or “with” (both of which are prepositions).
Compare with is used to compare multiples things while paying attention to the similarities and differences.
Compare to is used to express the similarities, usually between two people or things.

Hope this helps!

Best,

Ary

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Yes, thanks for your explanation! :pray::+1:
I just have to remember it! :grimacing:

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