Compete in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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compete
[kəmˈpiːt]
intransitive verb
1. competir (with con or contra)
  • to compete for a prize competir por un premio
compete [kəmˈpiːt]
intransitive verb
(as rivals) competir;against, with con;for por; (take part) tomar parte;in en; presentarse;in a; (Comm) competir; hacer la competencia
there are 50 students competing for six places hay 50 estudiantes compitiendo por seis puestos; there are many firms competing for a share in the market hay muchas empresas compitiendo por una participación en el mercado; his poetry can't compete with Eliot's no se puede comparar su poesía con la de Eliot; I can't compete with that racket no puedo hablar por encima de esa bulla (informal)
competer
intransitive verb
also:
  • competer a to be up to, to be the responsibility of; (incumbir) to come under the jurisdiction of (a una autoridad)
competer
intransitive verb
competer a algn to be the responsibility of sb
le compete castigarlos algo que compete al departamento de relaciones externas la conservación de las carreteras no compete a los ayuntamientos
un tema que compete al Ministerio del Exterior a matter that comes under the jurisdiction of o that is the responsibility of the Foreign Office; es al gobierno a quien compete mantener la seguridad it falls to the government to maintain law and order; it is the government that is responsible for maintaining law and order
a mí ese asunto no me compete
este tema compete exclusivamente al director this subject is the exclusive concern o responsibility of the director
vamos a hablar de algo que compete a los políticos
Verb Conjugations for competer
Gerund: competiendo
Participle: competido
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yocompetocompetícompetíacompeteríacompeteré
competescompetistecompetíascompeteríascompeterás
él/ella/Ud.competecompetiócompetíacompeteríacompeterá
nosotroscompetemoscompetimoscompetíamoscompeteríamoscompeteremos
vosotroscompetéiscompetisteiscompetíaiscompeteríaiscompeteréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.competencompetieroncompetíancompeteríancompeterán
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