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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.

Wikipedia

  1. compete

    Competition is a rivalry where two or more parties strive for a common goal which cannot be shared: where one's gain is the other's loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). Competition can arise between entities such as organisms, individuals, economic and social groups, etc. The rivalry can be over attainment of any exclusive goal, including recognition: Competition occurs in nature, between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. Animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans usually compete for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, power, prestige, and fame when in a static, repetitive, or unchanging environment. Competition is a major tenet of market economies and business, often associated with business competition as companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers. Competition inside a company is usually stimulated with the larger purpose of meeting and reaching higher quality of services or improved products that the company may produce or develop. Competition is often considered to be the opposite of cooperation, however in the real world, mixtures of cooperation and competition are the norm. In economies, as the philosopher R. G. Collingwood argued "the presence of these two opposites together is essential to an economic system. The parties to an economic action co-operate in competing, like two chess players". Optimal strategies to achieve goals are studied in the branch of mathematics known as game theory. Competition has been studied in several fields, including psychology, sociology and anthropology. Social psychologists, for instance, study the nature of competition. They investigate the natural urge of competition and its circumstances. They also study group dynamics, to detect how competition emerges and what its effects are. Sociologists, meanwhile, study the effects of competition on society as a whole. Additionally, anthropologists study the history and prehistory of competition in various cultures. They also investigate how competition manifested itself in various cultural settings in the past, and how competition has developed over time.

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. Susanne Lyons:

    As a result, 461 American athletes – the balance of them teenagers and college students representing almost every U.S. state – qualified to compete in Moscow only to have the opportunity taken from them, many never had the chance to compete at Olympic Games again.

  2. Deborah Jeffs:

    I think in a capitalist market, competition is nice and important, so if the taxi cabs want to compete with Uber and Lyft, why don’t they provide some of the same services, or why aren’t they nicer?

  3. Matt Bekier:

    Countries are making it easy for people to come and visit not just once but multiple times, that's what we have to compete against. We can't just sit back and say 'well our beaches are better'.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We've seen women in our armed forces prove their heroism and abilities, now our official policy is catching up and women who are qualified for these positions should be able to compete and win them.

  5. Tim Draper:

    Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes, states will be more accountable to us and can cooperate and compete for citizens.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. bibulous
    • C. motile
    • D. pecuniary

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