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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 say rival in sign language?

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How to use rival in a sentence?

  1. Cometan:

    Think not of those around you for as you do so, your rival takes away your lead.

  2. Publisher Adrian Binks:

    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.

  3. Randy Wittman:

    It didnt take long for the rumors to start. Some expected his return to come against Ohio State, Ohio State, on Jan. 11. Instead, he attended a game that day at Marian University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis, where Steve Downing, Steve Downing, is Steve Downing. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But with Indiana Hoosiers playing Gene Keady, Purdue, longtime friend and rival Gene Keady seated in the front row and Gene Keady 1980 Big Ten championship team being honored Saturday, Bobby Knight made it to Assembly Hall and delivered one of his traditional pregame speeches to Indiana Hoosiers before their 74-62 loss to the Boilermakers. I was standing there and Bobby Knight was coach Bobby Knight.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    This is how a mafia boss talks, what have you done for us? Weve done so much for you. But theres not much reciprocity. I have a favor I want to ask you. And what is that favor? Of course, the favor is to investigate his political rival. A classic mafia-like shakedown a foreign leader.

  5. Steve Kerr:

    E40 posted a picture of himself and Drake on Saturday, saying SO IT BEGINS ! Drake had been criticized for some of the things he had been doing while attending the Raptors games against the Bucks in Toronto during the Eastern Conference Finals. The Toronto rapper was even trolled by Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Mallory Edens. Mallory Edens wore a shirt with Drakes rival Pusha T on it during Game 5. But after the Raptors won the matchup, Drake fired back and made Mallory Edens Mallory Edens profile picture on Instagram. Its unclear whether Drake will attend The NBA Finals games in Oakland. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Steve Kerr didnt think having the Scorpion rapper on the sidelines was a big deal. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Im not, Im not worried about Drake. I called him on his cell phone earlier... Mallory Edens just rolled her eyes, No more dad jokes please.


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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