verb (used without object), com·pet·ed, com·pet·ing.
- compensatory lengthening,
- compensatory pause,
- compensatory polycythemia,
Origin of compete
Examples from the Web for competing
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.
In fact, Teller was competing with Oppenheimer for resources.
The Russians and Canadians have been the most aggressive in staking their claims—often with competing scientific data.
Armchair sleuths have been competing for years to determine the identity of one of the most notorious serial killers.
Essentially, America is competing with al Qaeda for the support of those rebel groups.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for me, I found it very hard to steer an even course between the competing parties.Tom, Dick and Harry|Talbot Baines Reed
No company has a right to destroy a rival route, water or rail, by adopting special tariffs for competing points.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
What do you mean by competing with people to whom Nature has given all these things?The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh|William Makepeace Thackeray
He advocates Co-operation instead of Competition: but how can he co-operate with people who insist on competing with him?The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
The players run thereafter according to number, the numbers one competing, and so on.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
Word Origin for compete
1610s, " to enter or be put in rivalry with," from Middle French compéter "be in rivalry with" (14c.), or directly from Late Latin competere "strive in common," in classical Latin "to come together, agree, to be qualified," later, "strive together," from com- "together" (see com-) + petere "to strive, seek, fall upon, rush at, attack" (see petition (n.)).
Rare 17c., revived from late 18c. in sense "to strive (alongside another) for the attainment of something" and regarded early 19c. in Britain as a Scottish or American word. Market sense is from 1840s (perhaps a back-formation from competition); athletics sense attested by 1857. Related: Competed; competing.