draw a parallel between

make a comparison between, make an analogy between

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw a parallel — {v. phr.} To make a comparison. * /It is easy to draw a parallel between the characters of Saint Francis of Assisi and Great Saint Theresa of Aquila, but this doesn t mean that all saints are alike./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw a parallel — {v. phr.} To make a comparison. * /It is easy to draw a parallel between the characters of Saint Francis of Assisi and Great Saint Theresa of Aquila, but this doesn t mean that all saints are alike./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw\ a\ parallel — v. phr. To make a comparison. It is easy to draw a parallel between the characters of Saint Francis of Assisi and Great Saint Theresa of Aquila, but this doesn t mean that all saints are alike …   Словарь американских идиом

  • parallel — I adj. parallel to, with II n. 1) to draw a parallel between; with 2) to find parallels among, between 3) a striking parallel 4) (misc.) without parallel (in history) * * * [ pærəlel] between with a striking parallel to draw a parallel between …   Combinatory dictionary

  • parallel — 1 noun (C) 1 a connection between two things, especially things that exist or happen in different places or at different times (+ between): There are certain parallels between Europe today and 100 years ago. (+ with): The study of philosophy has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • parallel — [[t]pæ̱rəlel[/t]] parallels, parallelling, parallelled (in AM, use paralleling, paralleled) 1) N COUNT If something has a parallel, it is similar to something else, but exists or happens in a different place or at a different time. If it has no… …   English dictionary

  • draw — 1 verb past tense drew, past participle drawn PICTURE/DESCRIPTION 1 WITH PENCIL (I, T) to make a picture of something with a pencil or pen: Can I draw your portrait? | I ve never been able to draw well. | draw sb sth/draw sth for sb: Hans drew… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parallel — par|al|lel1 [ perə,lel ] adjective ** 1. ) lines that are parallel are the same distance apart at every point along their whole length: I drew two parallel lines around the border of the drawing. parallel to: He leaned forward so that his body… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parallel — I UK [ˈpærəlel] / US [ˈperəˌlel] adjective ** 1) maths lines that are parallel are the same distance apart at every point along their whole length I drew two parallel lines around the border of the drawing. parallel to: He leaned forward so that… …   English dictionary

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