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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 of rival coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, match, parallel, peer, equalWords Related to rival 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 of rival adversary, antagonist, foe, opponentWords Related to rival equal, match; enemy; archenemy, nemesis; competitor, contestant; bane, bête noire, curse; assailant, attacker, combatant, invaderNear Antonyms of rival 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 of rival challenger, competition, contender, contestant, corrival, competitorWords Related to rival archrival; finalist, semifinalist; also-ran, entrant, entry, player; adversary, antagonist, opponentAntonyms of rival 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 of rival battle, contend, face off, fight, race, compete, vieWords Related to rival challenge, engage, play; jockey, jostle, maneuver; go out, try out; train, work


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