Definitions for: Compete

[v] compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Webster (1913) Definition: Com*pete", 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.

Synonyms: contend, vie

See Also: emulate, equal, go for, match, play, race, rival, run, run off, touch, try for

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