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Difference between Compete against someone and Compete with someone

compete against someoneenter into a contest with smb.:

  • The male riders are determined not to let the so-called jockettes compete against them.

compete with someone

1. = compete against someone:

  • We are going to play and compete with them and, hopefully, we’ll come out a winner.

2. endeavor to hold an equal place with a person:

  • These stores compete with shopkeepers, and induce them to lower their prices.