The context is the tech market where there are frequently new products and companies have to face an ever increasing competition. I am looking for a similar expression to 'increasing competition' to express the concept described.

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    Some context would be nice. Do you mean you want to raise the stakes (make the competition tougher), or level the playing field (allow more people to enter the game)? Do you mean competition as in businesses operating in the same industry, or do you mean competition as in a game between two opponents? Do you want to increase something, or are you observing an increase?
    – oerkelens
    May 8, 2014 at 8:22
  • could it be: "enhance competition level"
    – armando
    May 8, 2014 at 8:24
  • I'm just looking for an equivalent definition, with different wording.
    – user66974
    May 8, 2014 at 8:51
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    @Jack: Please be more clear of what you are looking for a definition. "Increasing competition" can mean very very many things: "we notice there is increasing competition in the industry", "because of new regulations, we will work on increasing competition", "there was increasing competition between the two tennis players". Please give us some context, an example sentence where you are using "increasing competition" so that we know whether you want to level the playing field or you want to raise the stakes, or you want something else.
    – oerkelens
    May 8, 2014 at 8:56
  • Ok the context is: Company X is considering to take new measures to contrast the increasing competition within its sector. (create new products or improve distribution). Hope it is clear.
    – user66974
    May 8, 2014 at 9:03

4 Answers 4


A possible alternative, I think, would be this:

Company X is considering taking new measures to contrast the new competitors within its sector.


I suggest intensifying fight for market share as an alternative to increasing competition


The word I would suggest is cut-throat competition

  • That's a collocation (or perhaps an idiom). May 8, 2014 at 9:44

Keep it simple:

"Company X is considering new measures in order to bolster its position within a growing sector."