vie

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

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Such dueling demonstrations have become a pattern in past weeks as Venezuela’s opposing factions vie for control of a country that has endured economic turmoil and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Jorge Rueda, The Seattle Times, "Venezuela’s rival factions rally as power struggle persists," 30 Mar. 2019 What this means for you: Warren, the senior senator from Massachusetts, is one of about a dozen Democratic Party candidates (so far) vying to unseat Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google and undo their acquisitions," 8 Mar. 2019 But the Democrats vying for their party’s nomination don’t seem to understand what that job really is. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Democrats Can’t Dodge Foreign Policy," 5 Mar. 2019 In a present-day O.C., would Taylor be running for local office and vying to become the first woman President of the United States? Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Why "The O.C." Deserves a Reboot," 26 Dec. 2018 With dozens of locations around the world vying to become spaceports, one advantage all of these smaller rocket companies have is plenty of places to choose to fly from. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Rokot ending, more spaceports, back-to-back Falcon Heavies," 21 Dec. 2018 Ubud can get clogged with tourists headed for the adjacent Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, all vying for space on the crumbling sidewalks, but the city’s smaller alleys contain worthy gems. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 The competitive nature of these guys in the street, that vie for the biggest prize or the hottest girl. Josie Duffy Rice, The Atlantic, "The Gospel According to Pusha T," 12 July 2018 The final season of Veep has the interesting circumstance of airing while six women vie to become the Democratic candidate for president. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Political Fashion Doesn’t Look Like Veep—But Maybe It Should," 1 Apr. 2019

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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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vie

verb

English Language Learners Definition of vie

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

vie

verb
\ ˈvī How to pronounce vie (audio) \
vied; vying

Kids Definition of vie

: compete Players vie for prizes.

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