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Definitions for compete
kəmˈpitcom·pete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compete, vie, contend(verb)

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

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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. completere, competitum; com- + petere to seek. See Petition.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compete

    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. competĕrecom, together, petĕre, to seek.]

CrunchBase

  1. Compete

    Compete helps the world's top brands improve their marketing based on the online behavior of millions of consumers. Advertisers, agencies and publishers use Compete's products and services to create engaging online experiences and profitable advertising campaigns. Compete is located in Boston, MA, with offices across the U.S., U.K. and France. For more information, please visit http://www.compete.com/.

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

How to pronounce compete?

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How to say compete in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of compete in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Copeman:

    The model for these mobile start-ups is to compete on fees, banks can't afford to go after those rates because they are saddled with big overhead from branch networks and old systems.

  2. Jeff Weaver:

    Donald Trump is going to have plenty of money to compete in November, it’s important that our nominee be able to raise the hundreds of millions of dollars necessary to defeat the Republicans in November.

  3. Scott Lasley:

    Right now, the biggest selling point would be if we could attract five, six, seven candidates here to compete for Kentucky's delegates, that's a heck of a lot more exciting than Kentucky's last election cycle.

  4. The EU:

    Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits.

  5. Enbridge Inc:

    This is the linchpin of our market access strategy, we will compete against waterborne imports.

Images & Illustrations of compete

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