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com·pete

compete

 
 
pronunciation:
km pit
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part of speech: verb
inflections: competes, competing, competed
definition 1: to try to win or get something that others are also trying to get.
The two friends competed for the starring role in the play.
 
synonyms:
contend, fight
similar words:
battle, combat, engage, joust, strive, struggle, wrestle
definition 2: to take part in a contest or game.
Do you think she will compete in the next Olympic games?
 
similar words:
battle, contest, joust, wrestle
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