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compete

com·pete

compete

 
 
pronunciation:
km pit
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: competed, competes, competing
definition 1: to contend against others to win a desired goal or achieve a desired result.
Our team will compete against four others for the championship.She felt she was always competing with her sister for her parents' attention.
 
synonyms:
contend, contest, fight, vie
similar words:
battle, combat, engage, grapple, jockey, jostle, joust, spar, strive, struggle, tussle, wrestle
definition 2: to take part in organized contests or games.
Do you think she will compete in the next Olympic games?
 
synonyms:
play
similar words:
battle, contest, grapple, joust, spar, wrestle
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