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Definition of "compete" []

  • To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or a victory. See Synonyms at rival. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compete" in a sentence
  • "Apple has emerged as the clear mind-share leader and the only way to compete is to focus on user experience (usefulness, simplicity, elegance, consistency) not the product attributes."
  • "“Once you go unlimited, the only way to compete is to go lower,” he said."
  • "The best way to compete is to sell the best designed, best built, best looking thing you can produce."