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    competition

    Who could please explain to me the difference (if there is one) between "to compete with" and "to compete against"?


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    Re: competition

    Semantically compete has two aspects: 1: to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (as position, profit, or a prize) and 2: be in a state of rivalry

    Compete with = strive for an objective >> Amazon is competing with iTunes for the music download market

    Compete against = Be in a state of rivalry >> Australia competed against England in the World Cup.


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    Re: competition

    Thanks, now I see!

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