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    Question Compare well

    "The method A compared well with the method B."

    What does this compared well mean? Was the method A better than the method B?

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    Re: Compare well

    It doesn't have to be better, but it's certainly good. If method A is cheaper, but nearly as good, then you could still say it compared well.

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    Re: Compare well

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It doesn't have to be better, but it's certainly good. If method A is cheaper, but nearly as good, then you could still say it compared well.
    But it does mean that there is something that makes the method A better (in any way) than the method B, doesn't it?
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    Re: Compare well

    Or as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Or as good.
    OK, this is what I felt and hence my question -- we don't say here that the method A is better but that it is at least as good as the method B. Thanks, Tdol!

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    Re: Compare well

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "The method A compared well with the method B."

    What does this compared well mean? Was the method A better than the method B?

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    Another, even more common, phrase is "compared favorably with".

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    Re: Compare well

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    Another, even more common, phrase is "compared favorably with".
    Does it mean exactly the same as "compared well with"?

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    Re: Compare well

    If the comparison is even in most respects (some better, some worse) we often say 'stands up to comparison with' or 'bears comparison with'.

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    Re: Compare well

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    Does it mean exactly the same as "compared well with"?

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    Yes, it means "was approximately the same."

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