vie

verb
\ˈvī \
vied; vying\ ˈvī-​iŋ \

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 \ 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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Congo’s east is home to many armed groups vying for control of the mineral-rich region. Saleh Mwanamilongo, The Seattle Times, "Suspected rebels kill 18 in Congo’s east amid Ebola," 24 Sep. 2018 Contestants vying for the mirrorball trophy this time include Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, Olympian Mary Lou Retton, and The Facts of Life star Nancy McKeon. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "How and When to Watch and Stream ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 27," 23 Sep. 2018 On the comedy side, the nominations field is especially crowded, with eight series vying for the main prize. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Emmy nominations 2018: the complete list," 15 Sep. 2018 The winning bidder will be chosen from among three teams of finalists that have been vying for the job for more than a year. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Gordie Howe bridge building team to be announced Thursday morning," 4 July 2018 Rookie Rashaan Gaulden leads a list of young players vying for time behind Adams and Searcy. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Minicamp is over, but 4 big Panthers position battles must be settled in Spartanburg," 15 June 2018 Brothel owner and reality TV star wins primary In a race that perhaps could only take place in Nevada, a brothel owner Denis Hof won his bid for GOP nominee vying for a Nevada State Assembly seat. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Key takeaways from Tuesday night's primaries," 13 June 2018 Three Democrats vying to become Arizona's next governor staked out stances on immigration Tuesday that contrast sharply with sitting Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Melissa Daniels, azcentral, "Democratic governor hopefuls debate ed funding, AZ's ties with Mexican state of Sonora," 11 July 2018 The West Boynton youngsters trounced Fort Pierce, 10-0, in Port St. Lucie to earn a berth among the final eight teams vying to win the Florida title and advance to the United States regional showcase in Greenville, North Carolina. Alex Kushel, Sun-Sentinel.com, "West Boynton Little League's youngest all-stars surge into state tournament," 10 July 2018

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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 \
vied; vying

Kids Definition of vie

: compete Players vie for prizes.

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