compete verb

ADV. effectively, successfully | directly Their products compete directly with ours. | internationally, nationally The price must be right in order to compete internationally. | fiercely The big firms are competing fiercely on price.

VERB + COMPETE can't/cannot Small independent bookshops can't compete with the large stores.

PREP. against He welcomed the chance to compete against professional athletes. | for Animals in the wild have to compete for food. | in He regularly competes in road races. | with We have to compete with several larger companies.