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English noun: rival

1. rival (person) the contestant you hope to defeat


SamplesHe had respect for his rivals.
He wanted to know what the competition was doing.


Synonymschallenger, competition, competitor, contender


Broader (hypernym)contestant


Narrower (hyponym)champ, champion, comer, enemy, favorite, favourite, finalist, foe, front-runner, king, queen, runner-up, scratch, second best, semifinalist, street fighter, tier, tilter, title-holder, world-beater


English verb: rival

1. rival (stative) be equal to in quality or ability


SamplesNothing 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.


Synonymsequal, match, touch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie


Verb groupequal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

2. rival (competition) be the rival of, be in competition with


SamplesWe are rivaling for first place in the race.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie


Narrower (hyponym)outrival, outvie









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