- IPA: /kəm.ˈpiːt, X-SAMPA: /k@mp"i:t/
- Rhymes: -iːt
A person will compete for a prize received for winning a competition. Two or more persons compete against one another if they are rivals. Two or more persons can compete with each other as teammates, however compete with is also used to indicate two persons competing against each other .
Explanation of compete by Wordnet Dictionary
- Compete v. i. [imp. & p. p. Competed; p. pr. & vb. n. Competing.] [L. completere, competitum; com- + petere to seek. See Petition.] To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, “tradesmen compete with one another”.
The rival statesmen, with eyes fixed on America, were all the while competing for European alliances. Bancroft.
Definition of compete by GCIDE Dictionary