Nothing compares, nothing compares "to" you.

The above context has been taken from a song lyrics. In this why "with" has not been used after compares. Which is correct "with" or "to" grammatically? Many times, I have come across "with" after compare but this is confusing me.


Generally, in most contexts, "with" and "to" are interchangeable prepositions with the word "compare"

However, when you wish to say that one thing resembles another you use "to":

  • I can't compare you to that girl. You are a lot more sexy.
  • He compared that story to one written by J.K. Rowling.

Also, read “Compared with” vs “Compared to”—which is used when?

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