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Meaning of COMPETE

Pronunciation:  kum'peet

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

COMPETE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: contend, vie
 See Also: emulate, equal, go for, match, play, race, rival, run, run off, touch, try for



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*pete"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Competed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Competing}.] [L. completere, competitum; com- +
petere to seek. See {Petition}.]
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.

      The rival statesmen, with eyes fixed on America, were
      all the while competing for European alliances.

Thesaurus Terms
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