AskDefine | Define compete

Dictionary Definition

compete v : compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others [syn: vie, contend]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. 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.


to contend

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Extensive Definition

Compete can refer to:
  • Competition - the rivalry of two or more parties
  • - a web traffic analysis company
  • Compete America - an industry trade group
  • Non-compete clause - a term used in contract law under which one party (usually an employee) agrees to not pursue a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (usually the employer)
compete in Russian: Compete

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antagonize, approach, attempt, battle, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, challenge, clash, close with, collide, combat, compete with, conflict, contend, contend against, contest, cope, dispute, emulate, equal, essay, fence, fight, fight against, grapple with, jockey, join battle with, joust, labor against, match, meet, militate against, offer resistance, outvie, reluct, reluctate, rival, stem the tide, strive, strive against, struggle, struggle against, take on, test one another, touch, try, vie, vie with
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