Definition of 'compete'
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The homes will be built by smaller construction firms who cannot compete with the giants. The Sun (2016)Her other main source of income is prize money from competing in races around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The issuing firm can make sure that underwriters compete for its business. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Sharing ideas rather than competing gets the best results at work and home. The Sun (2010)Your first meeting is where people compete for cash prizes. The Sun (2016)Who wins when two weak brands compete? THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)You are also competing with a growing number of owners. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We need to raise our game to compete with the other top teams. The Sun (2014)Both working and competing as part of a team of two can bring you satisfying success. The Sun (2010) Take two competing narratives in urban neighborhoods. Christianity Today (2000)Four firms are competing for the project. The Sun (2012)He made the link after drinking coffee before competing in cycle races. The Sun (2009)That would seem how any business entity would compete with somebody who is substantially larger. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He says if you work hard and compete you always get chances. The Sun (2006)You meet a generous new love where people compete for prizes. The Sun (2010)The shared services initiative also has to compete for ministerial attention with frontline policy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These companies will have to raise their game and compete. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Take spinal charities competing vigorously for funds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The changes experienced in these new countries has raised many questions about how firms and consumers compete for goods. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Or are the results an indication that contamination remains a serious problem for athletes competing in that part of the world? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both have cerebral palsy, have ridden since four and competed abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2008)SUN cartoonists will be quick on the draw today as they compete in a contest for charity. The Sun (2009)If you want your company to move into the big league or compete abroad, it is probably worth it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are more than a dozen works in progress or short finished shows by companies from across Europe competing for awards and support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'compete'
British English: compete /kəmˈpiːt/ VERB
challenge If one person or organization competes with another for something, they try to get that thing for themselves and stop the other getting it.
Students are competing with foreigners for summer jobs.
- American English: compete
- Arabic: يَتَنَافَسُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: competir
- Chinese: 比赛
- Croatian: natjecati se
- Czech: soupeřit
- Danish: konkurrere
- Dutch: wedijveren
- European Spanish: competir
- Finnish: kilpailla
- French: concourir
- German: konkurrieren
- Greek: διαγωνίζομαι
- Italian: gareggiare
- Japanese: 競争する
- Korean: 경쟁하다
- Norwegian: konkurrere
- Polish: współzawodniczyć
- European Portuguese: competir
- Romanian: a concura
- Russian: конкурировать
- Spanish: competir
- Swedish: tävla
- Thai: แข่งขัน
- Turkish: yarışmak
- Ukrainian: змагатися
- Vietnamese: cạnh tranh
British English: compete VERB
take part If you compete in a contest or a game, you take part in it.
He will be competing in the 100-meter race.
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