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compete (verb), competes; competed; competing
1. To strive against another or others to win a desired goal or to achieve a desired result, such as an advantage or a victory.
2. To be able to do as well as or better than others.
3. To contend (against) for profit, an award, athletic supremacy, etc.
4. Etymology: from Middle French comp├ęter, "to be in rivalry with"; or directly from Late Latin competere, "to strive in common"; in classical Latin, "to come together, to agree, to be qualified"; later, "to strive together" from com-, "together" + petere, "to strive, to seek, to fall upon, to rush at, to attack".

When runners compete for a prize, they seek it together.

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