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    Compete, contest, contend ?

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    • contend


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    What are the differences in the sense related to competition?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    I've looked up all these words in dictionary, but still I don't know their differences.

    Can anyone help me?

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    They are synonyms. They are used somewhat differently, but they are synonyms. Do you have trouble understanding them?

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outre View Post
    I've looked up all these words in the dictionary, but still I don't know their differences.

    Can anyone help me?
    Write a sentence using one of the words you are having trouble with. Somebody will comment on it.

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Now we've got two new contenders for $70: Amazon's new Fire TV, which looks more like a Chromecast dongle than a set-top box, and Roku's Streaming Stick+.

    Will the meaning change if I replace "contenders" with "competitors"?

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Another question. What's the difference between "a photo competition" and "a photo contest"?

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outre View Post
    Another question. What's the difference between "a photo competition" and "a photo contest"?
    They are two names for the same event. Competition is more formal.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outre View Post
    Now we've got two new contenders for $70: Amazon's new Fire TV, which looks more like a Chromecast dongle than a set-top box, and Roku's Streaming Stick+.

    Will the meaning change if I replace "contenders" with "competitors"?
    I don't understand your example sentence as I don't know what the contenders/competitors have to do for the money.

    I can tell you that two professional boxers for example would be described by sportswriters as contenders for a world title and a purse (prize) of 2m—not competitors.

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    Re: Compete, contest, contend ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I don't understand your example sentence as I don't know what the contenders/competitors have to do for the money.

    I can tell you that two professional boxers for example would be described by sportswriters as contenders for a world title and a purse (prize) of 2m—not competitors.
    Previous quotation source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/24/...-stick-review/

    Thanks for your explanation. I guess "contender" describes someone (or something) who competes with great effort. Am I right?

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