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rivals

noun
plural of rival

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 one that takes a position opposite another in a competition or conflict
  • the boxer's toughest rival thus far

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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

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  • noncompetitors

rivals

verb
present tense third-person singular of rival

Synonyms of rivals (Entry 2 of 2)

to engage in a contest
  • two longtime friends who have rivaled for the same things at every stage of their lives

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“Rivals.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rivals. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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