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  Definition of rival
  1. the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
  2. be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: challenger, competitor, competition, contender, equal, touch, match

 

Hyponyms: champion, champ, title-holder, comer, finalist, foe, enemy, front-runner, favorite, favourite, king, queen, world-beater, runner-up, second best, semifinalist, street fighter, tier, tilter, outrival, outvie

 

Grouped Verbs: equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate

 

Derivational Morphology: compete, vie, contend, challenge, challenger, competitor, competition, contender, contention, rivalry, peer, equal, match, compeer

 

Anagrams: viral

 

 
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