Definitions for competekəmˈpit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pete*kəmˈpit(v.i.)-pet•ed, -pet•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to strive to outdo another for acknowledgment, a prize, etc.; engage in a contest; vie:

    to compete in business.

* Syn: compete , contend , contest mean to strive or struggle. compete emphasizes a sense of rivalry and of striving to do one's best: to compete for a prize. contend suggests striving in opposition or debate as well as competition: to contend against obstacles; to contend about minor details. contest implies struggling to gain or hold something in a formal competition or battle: to contest with the incumbent for the nomination.

Origin of compete:

1610–20; < L competere to meet, coincide, be fitting, suffice (LL: seek, ask for)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compete, vie, contend(verb)

    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. compete(verb)əmˈpit

    to try to win or to be better than sb

    twenty people competing in the boat race; to compete for the title; companies competing with each other for the market share

Wiktionary

  1. compete(Verb)

    To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another.

  2. Origin: From competere, from peto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compete(verb)

    to contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compete' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4642

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compete' in Verbs Frequency: #544


Translations for compete

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

compete(verb)

to try to beat others in a contest, fight etc

We are competing against them in the next round; Are you competing with her for the job?

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