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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rival(a)

    Synonyms:
    competing, competitive, emulative

  2. rival(n)

    Synonyms:
    competitor, emulator, antagonist

  3. rival(v)

    Synonyms:
    compete, emulate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Rival

    Synonyms:
    Diazepam, see there

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How to use rival in a sentence?

  1. Israel Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld:

    The attack, one of the deadliest in an eight-month wave of violence, took place around 10 p.m. local time in an upscale area of cafes and restaurants near the central military headquarters and Defense Ministry compound. A Fox News producer in Jerusalem confirmed five others were wounded in the attack and in severe condition. The two attackers were described to Fox News as Palestinian cousins from Yata in the Hebron area of the West Bank who were known to Israeli authorities. The gunmen disguised themselves as Orthodox Jews, a law enforcement source told Fox News. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, welcomed the attack and claimed the shooters as members of the organization. Hamas official Mushir al-Masri called the shootings a heroic operation and the group later issued an official statement promising the Zionists more surprises during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Times of Israel reported that Fatah, Hamas' rival, issued a statement on Twitter saying Israel was reaping the repercussions of choosing violence against the Palestinian people. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing Palestinian media, reported early Thursday that Israeli military forces had surrounded Yatta and were preparing to carry out arrests and interrogate family members of the attacks. Whatever action has to be taken will be taken based on the security assessments that will be carried out and implemented both tonight as well as tomorrow morning.

  2. Hernan Cristerna:

    We're helping our UK clients think through the right fundamental value of their business in the current environment and shoring them up to prevent unwanted opportunistic situations where an international rival tries to buy them on the cheap.

  3. Publisher Adrian Binks:

    A lot will want to remain invested in the business. You won't find a better place to put your money at the moment, we are clearly focused on trying to take market share from our main rival (Platts) and we’re going to under the new ownership structure be a lot more aggressive and forceful in doing that.

  4. Margrethe Vestager:

    We know from our monitoring there's been a steady increase in the numbers over the last few months. The most recent figures show at least one rival appears in about one-third of new shopping boxes as compared to 15 percent of the shopping boxes back in March, similarly the share of clicks of products of rivals in Google shopping boxes also increased from 2.5 percent in February to 6.1 percent now. It's still too early to draw conclusions. We will continue our active monitoring and talk to market participants.

  5. Andreas Mundt:

    Our investigation focused on the question whether the merger could lead to a shutting-out of other carmakers from digital maps and whether HERE rival TomTom would possibly be denied future access to carmakers and their suppliers, we were able to rule out such effects.


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
  • رقیبPersian
  • 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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