an·​ti·​com·​pet·​i·​tive | \ ˌan-tē-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anticompetitive (audio) \

Definition of anticompetitive

: tending to reduce or discourage competition

Examples of anticompetitive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bloomberg reported in February that the company was planning such a setting after facing complaints from developers alleging anticompetitive behavior. Dallas News, "Apple’s iOS14 redesigns the iPhone home screen with new widgets, app library," 22 June 2020 That was apparent on Tuesday when the European Union launched two formal probes into alleged anticompetitive practices within Apple’s payment and App Store businesses. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Apple’s Turn in the Crosshairs," 16 June 2020 The rules on up to $50 billion in aid prevent what is normally considered anticompetitive behavior. Frances Yoon, WSJ, "Coronavirus Updates: Stocks' Bad Quarter; U.S. Braces for Surge," 1 Apr. 2020 Sidecar, the first ride-hailing company, got a federal judge’s OK to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that Uber used anticompetitive practices to dominate the market and force Sidecar out of business. Uber declined to comment. Carolyn Said,, "Sidecar lawsuit alleging Uber monopoly practices can continue, judge says," 1 May 2020 At the center of the controversy over its anticompetitive behavior is its role as both marketplace owner and competitor. NBC News, "Amazon's Jeff Bezos called to testify before House antitrust panel," 1 May 2020 More often, antitrust cases are about anticompetitive behavior within a sector. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Senator pushes DOJ to launch criminal antitrust probe of Amazon," 28 Apr. 2020 The legislation, which will be drafted by the end of the year, will also address concerns regarding American tech giants' anticompetitive behavior and data sharing practices. Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Bernie Sanders draws criticism at Nevada debate for behavior of online supporters," 20 Feb. 2020 Antitrust regulators have vowed to clamp down on anticompetitive behavior by big online platforms. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "Britain to Create Regulator for Internet Content," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of anticompetitive

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Anticompetitive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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