1. I
the prize was open to all, but few competed состязание на приз было открытым, но мало кто принял участие
2. II
compete in some manner compete freely (actively, successfully, effectively, ruthlessly, etc.) свободно и т. д. конкурировать /соревноваться/; these two books do not compete at all эти книги совершенно /никак/ друг с другом не конкурируют
3. XI
be competed for by smb. the prize was competed for by all the graduates приз разыгрывался между всеми выпускниками; be competed for at some time the cup will be competed for tomorrow соревнование на кубок состоится завтра
4. XVI
1) compete with /against/ smb., smth. compete with others (with other rivals, with other countries, against their team, against each other, etc.) successfully (ruthlessly, actively, honestly, triumphantly, etc.) успешно и т. д. соперничать /конкурировать, вести борьбу/ с другими и т. д.; compete in smth. compete in chess состязаться / выступать/ в шахматных соревнованиях; few competed in the race [очень] немногие участвовали в гонках; an injury kept him from competing in the final race из-за травмы он не мог участвовать в финальном забеге; compete with smb. in doing smth. compete with others in running (with their team in jumping, etc.) состязаться с остальными [участниками] в беге и т. д; compete for smth. compete for a prize (for a medal, etc.) принимать участие в соревнованиях на приз и т. д.; students must compete for a scholarship студенты должны соревноваться за право получать стипендию; compete with smb. for smth. compete with smb. for a prize (for a medal, for the title, for championship, for the appointment, for a position, for an office, for a post, for a professorship, for leadership, etc.) соревноваться / состязаться, бороться/ с кем-л. за приз и т. д., оспаривать у кого-л. [право на] приз и т. д.
2) compete with smth. there is no book that can compete with this one ни одна книга не может соперничать с этой; а new dictionary must be very good if it is to compete with the many already in the market новый словарь должен быть очень хорошим /обладать большими достоинствами/, чтобы конкурировать с теми, которые уже имеются в продаже; compete in smth. compete in quality конкурировать /соревноваться, соперничать/ по качеству; compete successfully in the open market of the world успешно конкурировать на открытом мировом рынке; compete with smb., smth. in smth. compete with him in talent (with her in grace, with him in ardour, with this book in force, etc.) соперничать с ним в таланте и т. д.; compete in smth. against smb. compete in trade against this firm конкурировать с этой фирмой на рынке, быть торговым соперником этой фирмы
compete in doing smth. compete in running (in leaping, in wrestling, in climbing, etc.) соревноваться в беге и т. д.; they will have to compete in shooting им придется соревноваться в стрельбе

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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