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rival

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rival

  1. 1 one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value <a design that is a rival to any produced by a professional graphic artist> Synonyms coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, match, parallel, peer, equalRelated Words analogue (or analog); double, half, mate, twin; associate, colleague, companion, copartner, partner; competitor

  2. 2 one that takes a position opposite another in a competition or conflict <the boxer's toughest rival thus far> Synonyms adversary, antagonist, foe, opponentRelated Words equal, match; enemy; archenemy, nemesis; competitor, contestant; bane, bête noire, curse; assailant, attacker, combatant, invaderNear Antonyms accomplice, ally, confederate, partner; advocate, champion, exponent, proponent, supporter, sympathizer

  3. 3 one who strives for the same thing as another <the four cities that are the top rivals for the site of the next Olympic Games> Synonyms challenger, competition, contender, contestant, corrival, competitorRelated Words archrival; finalist, semifinalist; also-ran, entrant, entry, player; adversary, antagonist, opponentAntonyms noncompetitor




rival

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rival

  1. to engage in a contest <two longtime friends who have rivaled for the same things at every stage of their lives> Synonyms battle, contend, face off, fight, race, compete, vieRelated Words challenge, engage, play; jockey, jostle, maneuver; go out, try out; train, work




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