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Synonyms for rival
ˈraɪ vəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender(verb)

    the contestant you hope to defeat

    "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

    Synonyms:
    competition, competitor, contender, contention, rivalry, challenger, contest

  2. equal, touch, rival, match(verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, pit, have-to doe with, play off, pertain, couple, match, concern, fit, stir, tinge, refer, meet, equalize, twin, agree, be, gibe, oppose, tally, equalise, affect, pair, jibe, cope with, equate, relate, touch on, equal, tinct, bear on, allude, bear upon, reach, contact, correspond, come to, advert, impact, partake, extend to, mate, disturb, tint, check

  3. rival(verb)

    be the rival of, be in competition with

    "we are rivaling for first place in the race"

    Synonyms:
    touch, match, equal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rival

    An enemy in private life is one who is moved by hostile feeling with active disposition to injure; but in military language all who fight on the opposite side are called enemies or collectively "the enemy," where no personal animosity may be implied; foe, which is rather a poetical and literary word, implies intensely hostile spirit and purpose. An antagonist is one who opposes and is opposed actively and with intensity of effort; an opponent, one in whom the attitude of resistance is the more prominent; a competitor, one who seeks the same object for which another is striving; antagonists in wrestling, competitors in business, opponents in debate may contend with no personal ill will; rivals in love, ambition, etc., rarely avoid inimical feeling. Adversary was formerly much used in the general sense of antagonist or opponent, but is now less common, and largely restricted to the hostile sense; an adversary is ordinarily one who not only opposes another in fact, but does so with hostile spirit, or perhaps out of pure malignity; as, the great Adversary. Compare synonyms for AMBITION.

    Synonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, competitor, enemy, foe, opponent

    Antonyms:
    abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, friend, helper, supporter

    Preposition:
    He was the enemy of my friend in the contest.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rival(n)

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, competitor, cosuitor

    Antonyms:
    adherent, supporter, comrade, coadjutor, neutral

  2. rival(v)

    Synonyms:
    emulate, challenge, equal, contend, strive, compete

    Antonyms:
    succumb, surrender, yield, promote, reverence, retire, defer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rival(n.)

    Synonyms:
    competitor, antagonist, opponent, rival candidate

  2. rival(a.)

    Synonyms:
    competing, emulating, emulous

  3. rival(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppose, compete with, contend with

  4. rival(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    emulate, try to equal or excel

  5. rival(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    match, equal, be equal to

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Rival

    Synonyms:
    Diazepam, see there

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Translations for rival

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  • منافسArabic
  • съперница, противник, противница, съперникBulgarian
  • rivalCatalan, Valencian
  • sok, rival, soupeřCzech
  • Rivale, Konkurrent, GegnerGerman
  • αντίπαλος, ανταγωνιστής, ανταγωνίζομαι, παραβγαίνωGreek
  • rivaloEsperanto
  • rivalSpanish
  • kilpailija, kilpaillaFinnish
  • rival, rivaliserFrench
  • rivális, rivalizál, verseng, vetélytársHungarian
  • lawan, penentang, musunIndonesian
  • rivale, competitore, competere, antagonista, avversario, rivaleggiare, pariItalian
  • 敵, ライバルJapanese
  • მეტოქე, რაყიფიGeorgian
  • aemulumLatin
  • taumāhekehekeMāori
  • tegenstander, vijand, rivaal, concurentDutch
  • adversário, competidor, rivalPortuguese
  • rivalRomanian
  • противник, конкурентка, равный, соперничать, соперник, соперница, противница, конкурент, конкурироватьRussian
  • benzer, rakip, eş, denk, emsalTurkish

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