Synonyms of compete
1 contendDictionary • The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
contend • The two main groups contended for power.
fight • He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
rival • Cassettes cannot rival the sound quality of CDs.
vie • The two candidates are vying for the support of the New York voters.
struggle • We were struggling for the gun when it went off.
strive • He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
pit yourself against
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contendIf you contend with someone for something such as power, you compete with them to try to get it.
• The two main groups contended for power.
fightIf you fight for something, you try in a determined way to get it or achieve it.
• He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
participateIf you participate in an activity, you take part in it.
• Over half the population of the country participate in sport.
Thesaurus for compete from the Collins English Thesaurus
to contend (against) for profit, an award, athletic supremacy, etc; engage in a contest (with)