Another word for rival
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These verbs mean to seek to equal or surpass another. Rival is the most general: “His ambition led him to rival the career of Edmund Burke” (Henry Adams). To compete is to contend with another or others to attain a goal, as a victory in a contest: Local hardware stores can't compete with discount outlets. Vie, often interchangeable with compete, sometimes stresses the challenge implicit in rivalry: The top three students vied for the title of valedictorian.
Another word for rivalnoun verb
To come near, as in quality or amount:approach, approximate, border on (or upon), challenge, verge on. See same
To strive against (others) for victory:compete, contend, contest, emulate, vie. See conflict