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to serve as a model for
model or pattern
to serve as a model for; to surpass
to be equal; to hold comparison
A person of preeminent qualities, who acts as a pattern or model of some given (especially positive) quality. [from 16th c.]
(obsolete) A companion; a match; an equal. [16th-19th c.]
(obsolete) Comparison; competition. [16th-17th c.]
(typography) A size of type between great primer and double pica. [from 18th c.]
A flawless diamond of at least 100 carats.
to compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with
to compare with; to equal; to rival