compete for

phr verb
Compete for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attention, ↑space

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  • compete — com‧pete [kəmˈpiːt] verb [intransitive] COMMERCE when one company or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its goods or services rather than those available from another company or country: • measures to enable Irish… …   Financial and business terms

  • compete — 1 Compete, contend, contest are comparable especially in their intransitive senses when they mean to strive to gain the mastery or upper hand. Compete (see also RIVAL) implies a struggle to overcome or get the better of in an activity requiring… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • compete — com|pete W3S3 [kəmˈpi:t] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(business)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(in a competition)¦ 4 somebody/something can t compete with somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: competere [i] to try (with others) to get , from Latin,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compete — [[t]kəmpi͟ːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ competes, competing, competed 1) V RECIP When one firm or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to those of the other firm or country. You can also say that two firms or… …   English dictionary

  • compete */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpiːt] / US [kəmˈpɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms compete : present tense I/you/we/they compete he/she/it competes present participle competing past tense competed past participle competed to try to be more successful than other… …   English dictionary

  • compete — v. 1) (d; intr.) to compete against, with (that store competes with us) 2) (D; intr.) to compete for (to compete for first prize) 3) (D; intr.) to compete in (to compete in a contest) * * * [kəm piːt] with (that store competes with us) (d; intr.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • compete — com|pete [ kəm pit ] verb intransitive *** to try to be more successful than other companies or people in business: We have to compete in a commercial environment. compete with/against: We re too small to compete with a company like that. a. to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • compete — verb ADVERB ▪ effectively, successfully ▪ directly ▪ Their products compete directly with ours. ▪ head to head ▪ The company is prepared to compet …   Collocations dictionary

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