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Translation of "compete" - English-Spanish dictionary

compete

verb   /kəmˈpiːt/ ( present participle competing, past tense and past participle competed)
B1 to try to win a competition competir She’s competing for a place in next year’s Olympics.
to try to be more successful than someone or something else competir It’s difficult for a small supermarket to compete against/with the big supermarkets.
(Definition of compete from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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