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compete

verb /kəmˈpiːt/
to try to beat others in a contest, fight etc
competir
We are competing against them in the next round Are you competing with her for the job?
competition /kompəˈtiʃən/ noun the act of competing; rivalry
competición
Competition makes children try harder.
people competing for a prize etc
competencia
There’s a lot of competition for this job.
a contest for a prize
competición
Have you entered the tennis competition?
competitive /kəmˈpetətiv/ adjective (of a person) enjoying competition
competitivo
a competitive child.
(of a price etc ) not expensive, therefore able to compete successfully with the prices etc of rivals.
competitivo
We can offer extremely compatittive prices to our customers.
(of sport etc) organised in such a way as to produce a winner
competitivo
I prefer hill climbing to competitive sports.
competitor /kəmˈpetitə/ noun a person etc who takes part in a competition; a rival
competidor
All the competitors finished the race.
(Definition of compete from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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