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Definitions of compete

  1. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. To enter into rivalry with another; to contend; as, to compete for a prize. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To seek or strive with others for something: to contend for a prize. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To strive for the same object; rival. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To strive for the same object; rival; vie. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To seek or strive for the same thing as another; to rival. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To seek or strive for the same thing or position as another; to strive to be equal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. kom-p[=e]t', v.i. to seek or strive with others for something: to contend for a prize.--n. COMPETI'TION, the act of competing: common strife for the same object.--adj. COMPET'ITIVE, pertaining to or characterised by competition.--n. COMPET'ITOR, one who competes: a rival or opponent. [L. compet[)e]re--com, together, pet[)e]re, to seek.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Strive (with another for thing, in doing, or abs.); vie (with another in a quality). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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