Synonyms of compete in English:


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1‘young footballers are invited to compete in a five-a-side tournament’

take part, play, be a contestant, be a competitor, participate, be involved, get involved, engage
enter, go in for
informal throw one's hat in the ring, be in the running

2‘they had to compete with other firms for the contract’

contend, vie, fight, battle, clash, tussle, grapple, wrestle, wrangle, jockey, wage war, cross swords, lock horns, go head to head
strive against, struggle against, pit oneself against
challenge, take on, try to beat
informal pitch oneself against

3‘in this sort of form, no one can compete with him’

rival, challenge, keep up with, keep pace with, compare with, be the equal of, match up to, match, be on a par with, be in the same class as, be in the same league as, come near to, come close to, touch, approach, approximate, emulate
informal hold a candle to