- 1Strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same: universities are competing for applicants he competed with a number of other candidates (as adjective competing) competing political ideologiesMore example sentences
- Cullen says if the NRL schedules games correctly the teams would not be competing for crowds.
- In particular, the business teams are often competing for corporate resources with other businesses.
- The war-generated industrial boom competed with the manpower needs of the armies.
- 1.1Take part in a contest: he competed in numerous track meets as a childMore example sentences
- It is important for you to support these contests by competing or by attending them.
- The company competes in dozens of contests a year, and has won, or reached the finals in, nearly 20 in the three years since its service has been available.
- May competes in an archery contest with other young women.
early 17th century: from Latin competere, in its late sense 'strive or contend for (something)', from com- 'together' + petere 'aim at, seek'.