English - Vietnamese Dictionary
compete /kəm'pi:t/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- đua tranh, ganh đua, cạnh tranh
- to compete with someone in talent: đua tài với người nào
- to compete against other countries in trade: cạnh tranh thương mại với các nước khác
+compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
Advanced English Dictionary
contend, vie, struggle, strive, conflict, joust, fence; fight, battle, clash, collide:
They are competing to see who will become chairman of the company. These two designs compete with one another for the viewer's attention.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (with / against sb) (for sth) to try to be more successful or better than sb else who is trying to do the same as you: [V] Several companies are competing for the contract. + We can't compete with them on price. + Young children will usually compete for their mother's attention. + Small traders cannot compete in the face of cheap foreign imports. [also V to inf]
2 [V] ~ (in sth) (against sb) to take part in a contest or game: He's hoping to compete in the London marathon.
effectively, successfully | directly
Their products compete directly with ours.
| internationally, nationally
The price must be right in order to compete internationally.
The big firms are competing fiercely on price.
VERB + COMPETE
Small independent bookshops can't compete with the large stores.
He welcomed the chance to compete against professional athletes.
Animals in the wild have to compete for food.
He regularly competes in road races.
We have to compete with several larger companies.
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