In my vocabulary studies, I seem to constantly catch a snag on the word paragon. The noun is completely second nature to me, but I cannot seem to grasp the usage and definition of its verb counterpart. According to Dictionary.com:
verb. to compare; parallel.
My confusion stems from my inability to track down any usage of it as a verb, almost all examples are using the noun form, reading the phrase paragon of xyz over and over to the point of drivel.
If someone could direct me to examples or explain it to me differently, I'll thoroughly appreciate it.