What does compete mean?

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.

  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

  2. Origin: [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/.

Editors Contribution

  1. compete

    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.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 7, 2016  

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. Deutsche Bank:

    You can't compete against those.

  2. Executive Chairman Jack Ma:

    We're not coming here to compete.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Nobody will be able to compete with us.

  4. Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry:

    We have to compete a little bit harder.

  5. Emma Johnson:

    Make a conscious decision not to compete.

Images & Illustrations of compete

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