Meaning of “compete” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /kəmˈpiːt/

B1 to take part in a race or competition:

She's competing for a place in next year's Olympics.

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B2 to try to be more successful than someone or something else:

It's difficult for small shops to compete with/against the big supermarkets.

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(Definition of “compete” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)