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Synonyms for rival
ˈraɪ vəlri·val

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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. rivalnoun

    Synonyms:
    antagonist, competitor, cosuitor

    Antonyms:
    adherent, supporter, comrade, coadjutor, neutral

  2. rivalverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderverb

    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, matchverb

    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. rivalverb

    be the rival of, be in competition with

    "we are rivaling for first place in the race"

    Synonyms:
    touch, match, equal

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Editors Contribution

  1. archenemy

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rivalnoun

    Synonyms:
    competitor, antagonist, opponent, rival candidate

  2. rivaladjective

    Synonyms:
    competing, emulating, emulous

  3. rivalverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, compete with, contend with

  4. rivalverb

    Synonyms:
    emulate, try to equal or excel

  5. rivalverb

    Synonyms:
    match, equal, be equal to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rivaladjective

    Synonyms:
    competing, competitive, emulative

  2. rivalnoun

    Synonyms:
    competitor, emulator, antagonist

  3. rivalverb

    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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I stay in the struggle to overcome my tongue since it is the biggest, uttermost risky, and without bone rival in the human body.

  2. 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.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    China is an economic rival from whom we expect the full respect of (international trade) rules.

  4. Bruce Tobin:

    We are working with banks to use our strong credit rating to establish an optional supply chain financing programme to support suppliers, this programme is being piloted with several suppliers in our aluminium business, and we intend to make it more broadly available from mid-year 2016. According to a report in The Weekend Australian on Saturday, Rio Tinto's new terms will apply to all contracts valued at $ 3 million or more. Suppliers whose contracts are valued at less than $ 3 million will receive payment in 60 days. The Weekend Australian on Saturday also reported that Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Wash had written to suppliers inviting any who believed they should be exempt from the new payment terms to contact the company. Rio Tinto offers exemptions to suppliers that are registered charities, certain community and indigenous organisations and some government suppliers. Rival mining giant BHP Billiton moved to 60-day supplier payment terms about 18 months ago. A spokeswoman said on Saturday the company retained significant flexibility in terms of arrangements with small business suppliers.

  5. Toshiba Memory president Yasuo Naruke:

    Compared to our bigger rival...we are lagging behind in volume, including production capacity.


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
  • rivaliser, rivalFrench
  • vetélytárs, rivális, rivalizál, versengHungarian
  • musun, penentang, lawanIndonesian
  • rivale, competitore, competere, antagonista, avversario, rivaleggiare, pariItalian
  • 敵, ライバルJapanese
  • რაყიფი, მეტოქეGeorgian
  • aemulumLatin
  • taumāhekehekeMāori
  • concurent, rivaal, tegenstander, vijandDutch
  • rival, adversário, competidorPortuguese
  • rivalRomanian
  • соперничать, равный, конкурировать, конкурент, конкурентка, противница, противник, соперница, соперникRussian
  • eş, denk, emsal, benzer, rakipTurkish

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