NAmE//peɪl//[intransitive] pale (at something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pale
he / she / it pales
past simple paled
-ing form paling
to seem less important when compared with something else Last year's riots pale in comparison with this latest outburst of violence. Our problems pale into insignificance when compared to theirs.
pale beside/next to something, pale in/by comparison (with/to something), pale into insignificancejump to other results