compete
intransitive verb
1. (to contend) 
a. competir 
Writers from all over the world compete for this prestigious prize.Escritores de todo el mundo compiten por este prestigioso premio.
2. (to take part) 
a. participar 
Alexandra is going to compete at the gymnastics meet next Saturday.Alexandra va a participar en el encuentro de gimnasia el próximo sábado.
3. (commerce) 
a. hacer la competencia 
To compete in this market, we need to reduce the prices of our products.Para poder hacer la competencia en este mercado, hay que rebajar los precios de nuestros productos.
b. competir 
We're only a local store. We can't compete with the big supermarkets.Somos solo una tienda de barrio, no podemos competir con los grandes supermercados.
compete
intransitive verb
1. (general) 
a. competir 
to compete for a prizecompetir 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)
compete is a conjugated form of the verb competer - View Conjugation
competer
intransitive verb
1. (to be incumbent on; used with "a") 
a. to be the responsibility of 
No puedo decirte lo que debes hacer. Esa decisión no me compete a mi, sino a ti.I can't tell you what you should do. That decision isn't my responsibility, it's yours.
b. to fall to 
Contratar a nuevos empleados le compete a la oficina de personal.It falls to the personnel office to hire new employees.
c. to come under the jurisdiction of 
Su caso de inmigración le compete a la oficina regional de Baltimore.Your immigration case comes under the jurisdiction of the Baltimore regional office.
d. to be up to (colloquial) 
La educación de los hijos solo les debe competer a sus padres.Children's education should be up to their parents only.
competer
intransitive verb
1. (general) 
competer ato be up to, to be the responsibility of
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
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Verb Conjugations for competer
Gerund: competiendo
Participle: competido
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yocompetocompetícompetíacompeteríacompeteré
competescompetistecompetíascompeteríascompeterás
él/ella/Ud.competecompetiócompetíacompeteríacompeterá
nosotroscompetemoscompetimoscompetíamoscompeteríamoscompeteremos
vosotroscompetéiscompetisteiscompetíaiscompeteríaiscompeteréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.competencompetieroncompetíancompeteríancompeterán
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