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vie

play
verb \ˈvī\

Simple Definition of vie

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

Full Definition of vie

viedvy·ing play \ˈvī-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. archaic :  wager, hazard; also :  to exchange in rivalry :  match

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to strive for superiority :  contend, compete

vi·er play \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



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