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 Google is separately fighting three U.S. antitrust lawsuits, two from groups of states and one from the Justice Department, alleging anticompetitive conduct related to its advertising and search businesses. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 In their request for public views on mergers, the regulators are stretching toward a broader definition of anticompetitive conduct. Marcy Gordon, ajc, 18 Jan. 2022 The judge found that his actions violated federal and state laws that ban anticompetitive conduct. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2022 If the Department of Justice finds the PGA Tour engaged in anticompetitive behavior in its attempts to ward off LIV Golf. Derek Saul, Forbes, 12 July 2022 His letter came a day after the Justice Department launched an antitrust investigation into whether the PGA Tour committed anticompetitive behavior in its dealings with LIV Golf. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, 12 July 2022 The conflict upending men’s professional golf spread to a new setting with the Justice Department investigating the PGA Tour for anticompetitive behavior in its dealings with the breakaway LIV Golf series, a tour spokeswoman confirmed Monday. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 11 July 2022 While the meat industry argues that supply-and-demand factors drive prices, not anticompetitive behavior, the industry's practices have been questioned by the White House, several prominent members of Congress and trade groups. CBS News, 6 July 2022 Ample evidence illustrates how Big Tech has engaged in anticompetitive behavior that has hurt businesses and consumers. WSJ, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of anticompetitive

1854, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2022

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“Anticompetitive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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