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Principal Translations
compete viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sports)competir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 Teams will compete for the championship.
 Los equipos competirán por el campeonato.
 
Additional Translations
compete viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be competitive)competir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 He can compete in any sport.
 Él puede competir en cualquier deporte.
compete viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (non-sports)competir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 Companies should compete for your business.
 Las empresas deberían competir por tu negocio.
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Compound Forms:
compete against vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (rival)competir contra vi + prep
 Fue un gran boxeador. Compitió contra los grandes del boxeo de su época y los venció a todos.
compete in [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (take part in: sports event)participar en, competir en vi + prep
 If you expect to compete in next year's marathon, you need to start training now.
compete in [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (do business)competir en, competir vi + prep
 If we could lower the costs of production we might be able to compete in that market.
 Si pudiésemos bajar el costo de producción entonces podríamos competir en ese mercado.
compete with vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (have as a business rival)competir con vi + prep
 Compite con los mejores jugadores del país.
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