\ ˈvī How to pronounce vie (audio) \
vied; vying\ ˈvī-​iŋ How to pronounce vie (audio) \

Definition of vie

intransitive verb

: to strive for superiority : contend, compete

transitive verb

archaic : wager, hazard also : to exchange in rivalry : match

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Other Words from vie

vier \ ˈvī(-​ə)r How to pronounce vie (audio) \ noun

Examples of vie in a Sentence

They are vying to win the championship for the third year in a row. vied with his colleagues for the coveted promotion
Recent Examples on the Web While surströmming plays the starring role at the museum, other dishes from around the world also vie for attention. David Nikel, Forbes, 5 June 2021 The second- and third-place finishers in Florida will vie for the final Olympics slot against the Netherlands, Australia and Taiwan in Mexico from June 22-26. Phil Rosenthal,, 3 June 2021 Pizzerias will vie for People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice of Best Pizza. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 June 2021 Local chefs will also vie to win the best paella prize. Destine Gibson, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 Junior Eden White started at center back for Santa Clara, which will vie for its second national championship in women’s soccer. oregonlive, 17 May 2021 Now the program adds another veteran space-eater to that spot in Fair, who should vie for reps alongside fifth-year senior and returning starter Tyrone Truesdell. Tom Green |, al, 12 May 2021 The team also has a group of young tight ends who will vie for a roster spot. Daniel Oyefusi,, 30 Apr. 2021 Among those who will vie to replace Vomacka next year are Darion Hanson, a graduate transfer from Union College with a career 2.55 goals against average, and according to The UConn Blog, Logan Terness, a goaltender from British Columbia, Canada. Shawn Mcfarland,, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of vie

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for vie

Middle English, short for envien, from Anglo-French envier to invite, call on, challenge, from Latin invitare to invite

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7 Jun 2021

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“Vie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vie

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


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