compete

In sports you compete against the opposing team. At work you compete for a promotion. With siblings, you compete for everything. Compete means to vie for a goal.

The urge to compete is universal and human, from kids who say "Race ya!," to great athletes who manage to achieve the impossible when faced with a worthy opponent. Some people are more inclined to compete than others. They are viewed as competitive and may be accused of turning everything into a competition.

Definitions of compete
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v compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Synonyms:
contend, vie
Types:
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go for, try for
make an attempt at achieving something
play
participate in games or sport
run off
decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
race, run
compete in a race
rival
be the rival of, be in competition with
emulate
compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with
equal, match, rival, touch
be equal to in quality or ability
line up
take one's position before a kick-off
curl
play the Scottish game of curling
snooker
leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
revoke
fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
develop
move into a strategically more advantageous position
develop
move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
die
to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
misplay
play wrong or in an unskillful manner
start
play in the starting lineup
fumble
drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
volley
make a volley
unblock
play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the remaining cards of a combined holding
replay
play again
cricket
play cricket
backstop
act as a backstop
fullback
play the fullback
quarterback
play the quarterback
cradle
run with the stick
exit
lose the lead
play out
play to a finish
field
play as a fielder
catch
be the catcher
bully off, face off
start a game by a face-off
tee off
strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole
ace
play (a hole) in one stroke
show
finish third or better in a horse or dog race
place
finish second or better in a horse or dog race
boat-race
participate in a boat race
horse-race
compete in a horse race
campaign, run
run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
complete, nail
complete a pass
outrival, outvie
be more of a rival than
gamble
play games for money
walk
give a base on balls to
bowl
engage in the sport of bowling
golf
play golf
bandy
toss or strike a ball back and forth
foul
commit a foul; break the rules
put out
retire
croquet
play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops
putt
hit a putt
speed skate
race on skates
seesaw, teeter-totter, teetertotter
ride on a plank
bid, call
make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

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