compete, vie, contend(verb)
compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
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.
Origin: From competere, from peto.
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
Origin: [L. completere, competitum; com- + petere to seek. See Petition.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-pēt′, v.i. to seek or strive with others for something: to contend for a prize.—n. Competi′tion, the act of competing: common strife for the same object.—adj. Compet′itive, pertaining to or characterised by competition.—n. Compet′itor, one who competes: a rival or opponent. [L. competĕre—com, together, petĕre, to seek.]
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To create, market or sell goods, products or services of similar function, quality or specification in a specific sector or market at an affordable price to ensure you get a share in the potential customers or market.
Similar businesses and companies like to ensure they can compete with other businesses and companies to ensure they get a share in the customer base or market they sell their goods, products or services to.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'compete' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4642
Rank popularity for the word 'compete' in Verbs Frequency: #544
The numerical value of compete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of compete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you have to compete, compete with yourself.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
We understand that we're going to have to compete everywhere and that we're going to need the resources to compete everywhere.
The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal.
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- съревновавам се, съпернича, състезавам сеBulgarian
- competirCatalan, Valencian
- soutěžit, konkurovatCzech
- wettkämpfen, streiten, konkurieren, messenGerman
- gareggiare, competereItalian
- 競争する, 張り合う, 争うJapanese
- се натпреваруваMacedonian
- rivalizar, competirPortuguese
- состязаться, конкурировать, соревноватьсяRussian
- konkurrera, tävlaSwedish
- boy ölçüşmek, yarışmakTurkish
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