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Definitions for compete
kəmˈpitcom·pete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compete, vie, contendverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. competeverb

    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. Etymology: From competere, from peto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competeverb

    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. 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

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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. Manuel Rodriguez:

    People will buy more our instruments made in Spain than made in China, in China the labor is going up, so it's going be difficult to compete and I think that's our next challenge is to express and to show the Spanish guitar is back in Spain.

  2. Dathan Voelter:

    Our goal is to guarantee Senator Cruz can compete against any candidate, supporters of the Senator now have a powerful vehicle with the resources necessary to aid in his effort to secure the Republican nomination and win back The White House.

  3. Donald Trump:

    What we have to do is be smart, they want to, as you know, they want to continue to devalue their currency in order to devalue out -- but, what that's doing, it's stopping our companies from being able to compete with China.

  4. Paulo Prietto:

    The greatest factor I see affecting the 2022 housing market is the low inventory, while inventory remains low, buyers will become more accustomed to the lack of choices and will continue to aggressively compete to purchase homes.

  5. De Grasse:

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at home in front of relatives and friends, i feel like I've got my first senior national medal, and at home, so that's a great feeling.

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