vie

play
verb \ˈvī\

Definition of vie

vied

;

vying

play \ˈvī-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to strive for superiority :  contend, compete

  3. transitive verb
  4. archaic :  wager, hazard; also :  to exchange in rivalry :  match

vier

play \ˈvī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of vie in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


VIE Defined for English Language Learners

vie

play
verb \ˈvī\

Definition of vie for English Language Learners

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


VIE Defined for Kids

vie

play
verb \ˈvī\

Definition of vie for Students

vied

;

vying

  1. :  compete Players vie for prizes.



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