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  • 1 compete for — index endeavor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 compete for — phr verb Compete for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attention, ↑space …

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  • 3 Al Murray's Compete for the Meat — Also known as Compete for the Meat Genre Quiz show Presented by Al Murray Zöe Salmon Voices of Jim Rosenthal …

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  • 4 compete — com‧pete [kəmˈpiːt] verb [intransitive] COMMERCE when one company or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its goods or services rather than those available from another company or country: • measures to enable Irish… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 compete — 1 Compete, contend, contest are comparable especially in their intransitive senses when they mean to strive to gain the mastery or upper hand. Compete (see also RIVAL) implies a struggle to overcome or get the better of in an activity requiring… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 compete — com|pete W3S3 [kəmˈpi:t] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(business)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(in a competition)¦ 4 somebody/something can t compete with somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: competere [i] to try (with others) to get , from Latin,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 compete — [[t]kəmpi͟ːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ competes, competing, competed 1) V RECIP When one firm or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to those of the other firm or country. You can also say that two firms or… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 compete */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpiːt] / US [kəmˈpɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms compete : present tense I/you/we/they compete he/she/it competes present participle competing past tense competed past participle competed to try to be more successful than other… …

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  • 9 compete — com|pete [ kəm pit ] verb intransitive *** to try to be more successful than other companies or people in business: We have to compete in a commercial environment. compete with/against: We re too small to compete with a company like that. a. to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 compete — v. 1) (d; intr.) to compete against, with (that store competes with us) 2) (D; intr.) to compete for (to compete for first prize) 3) (D; intr.) to compete in (to compete in a contest) * * * [kəm piːt] with (that store competes with us) (d; intr.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 compete — verb ADVERB ▪ effectively, successfully ▪ directly ▪ Their products compete directly with ours. ▪ head to head ▪ The company is prepared to compet …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 compete — competer, n. competingly, adv. /keuhm peet /, v.i., competed, competing. to strive to outdo another for acknowledgment, a prize, supremacy, profit, etc.; engage in a contest; vie: to compete in a race; to compete in business. [1610 20; < L… …

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  • 13 compete — com•pete [[t]kəmˈpit[/t]] v. i. pet•ed, pet•ing to strive to outdo another for acknowledgment, a prize, etc.; engage in a contest; vie: to compete in business[/ex] • Etymology: 1610–20; < L competere to meet, coincide, be fitting, suffice (LL …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 compete*/*/ — [kəmˈpiːt] verb 1) to try to be more successful than other companies or people in business We re too small to compete with a company like that.[/ex] 2) to try to win a competition Her dream was to compete in the Olympics.[/ex] You will be… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 compete — v.intr. 1 (often foll. by with, against a person, for a thing) strive for superiority or supremacy (competed with his brother; compete against the Russians; compete for the victory). 2 (often foll. by in) take part (in a contest etc.) (competed… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 Compete America — Compete America, The Alliance for a Competitive Workforce, is a coalition representing corporations, universities, research institutions and trade associations that advocates for reform of U.S. immigration policy for highly educated foreign… …

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  • 17 Compete.com — Type Subsidiary Founded 2000 Founder Bill Gross Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts …

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  • 18 Compete Magazine — Vol. 4, Issue 10, December, 2010 Publishers David Riach and Eric Carlyle Staff writers Staff …

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  • 19 Compete — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 compete — [v] go up against in contest attempt, bandy, battle, be in the running*, bid, challenge, clash, collide, contend, contest, cope with, emulate, encounter, essay, face, fence, fight, go after, go for*, go for broke*, go for the gold*, grapple, in… …

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