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British English: /kəmˈpiːt/
American English: /kəmˈpit/

Translation of compete in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (for prominence, job, prize)
    (person, voices, smells)
    to compete against ou with
    rivaliser avec (for pour obtenir)
    they were competing (with each other) for the same job
    ils se disputaient le même emploi
    I just can't compete (with her)
    je ne peux pas lui faire concurrence
  • 2 (Business)
    se faire concurrence
    to compete against ou with
    faire concurrence à (for pour obtenir)
    to compete in the European market
    se faire concurrence sur le marché européen
    we can't compete with multinationals
    nous ne pouvons pas entrer en concurrence avec les multinationales
  • 3 (Sport)
    être en compétition (with avec)
    to compete against to compete in the 100 metres/the Olympics
    participer aux 100 mètres/aux jeux Olympiques
    there were 12 horses competing
    il y avait 12 chevaux en compétition

also: competing present participle adjective

  • competing shops
    des magasins rivaux
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