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vie

verb \ˈvī\

: to compete with others in an attempt to get or win something

viedvy·ing \ˈvī-iŋ\

Full Definition of VIE

transitive verb
archaic :  wager, hazard; also :  to exchange in rivalry :  match
intransitive verb
:  to strive for superiority :  contend, compete
vi·er \ˈvī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of VIE

  1. They are vying to win the championship for the third year in a row.
  2. <vied with his colleagues for the coveted promotion>

Origin of VIE

Middle English, short for envien, from Anglo-French envier to invite, call on, challenge, from Latin invitare to invite
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with VIE

VIED Defined for Kids

vie

verb \ˈvī\
viedvy·ing

Definition of VIE for Kids

:  compete <Players vie for prizes.>

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