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COMPETE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compete mean? 

COMPETE (verb)
  The verb COMPETE has 1 sense:

1. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

  Familiarity information: COMPETE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPETE (verb)


Sense 1compete [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

compete; vie; contend

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compete"):

go for; try for (make an attempt at achieving something)

play (participate in games or sport)

run off (decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff)

race; run (compete in a race)

rival (be the rival of, be in competition with)

emulate (compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with)

equal; match; rival; touch (be equal to in quality or ability)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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