Definition of Compete

1. Verb. Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others.

Exact synonyms: Contend, Vie
Specialized synonyms: Go For, Try For, Play, Run Off, Race, Run, Rival, Emulate, Equal, Match, Rival, Touch
Derivative terms: Competition, Competitive, Competitor, Competitory, Contender, Contention



Definition of Compete

1. v. i. 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.

Definition of Compete

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compete

1. to vie [v -PETED, -PETING, -PETES] - See also: vie

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compete

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compensatory spending
compensatory time
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Literary usage of Compete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1852)
"Resolved, That no aged animals, that have had first premiums awarded to them heretofore at the Ohio State Fair, shall compete for first premiums this year; ..."

2. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy Newly Expounded by John Elliott Cairnes, ( (1874)
"Here we find the real meaning of the "inability" of Americans to compete with ... It is as if a skilled artisan should complain that he could not compete ..."

3. International Trade: Issues and Effects of Implementing the Continued by Loren Yager (2006)
"Table 4 shows that 17 of the 24 companies reported that CDSOA had increased their ability to compete in the US market. Table 4: CDSOA Effect on Companies' ..."

4. Oecd Economic Surveys 2006: Luxembourg by Oecd (2006)
"... and attainment to compete in the labour market Student achievement in Luxembourg is below the OECD average according to the 2003 OECD PISA study, ..."

5. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Graduates of the second Degree go to Peking to compete for the third Degree.—Rejoicing, Festivities, and Honors in View of successful Competition: Lists of ..."

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