- 1to take part in a contest or competition
- 2to try to be more successful or better than someone else who is trying to do the same as you
Using compete: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "compete" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The two teams will compete against each other in the final.
I don't like to compete with my friends.
The company is competing with larger rivals for market share.
She competed in the Olympics last year.
The two companies are competing for the same customers.
compete Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with compete
He has always wanted to compete at the highest level and win a championship.
The chef was competing against the clock to finish cooking before the guests arrived.
The children were competing for their mother's attention.
Origins of compete
from Latin 'competere', meaning 'strive together'
Summary: compete in Brief
To 'compete' [kəmˈpiːt] means to take part in a contest or to try to be more successful than someone else. It can refer to participating in a competition, striving for success, or vying for market share. Examples include 'The two teams will compete against each other in the final.' and 'The company is competing with larger rivals for market share.'