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Being in the state of competition (often unintentionally)
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  1. Being in the state of competition (often unintentionally)
(Of someone's character) inclined to compete
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  1. (Of someone's character) inclined to compete
  2. (Economics) capable of competing successfully
  3. (Biochemistry) Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding.
Engaging in armed strife.
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  1. Engaging in armed strife.
  2. Ready or prepared to fight
  3. Fighting
That vies; that competes
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  1. That vies; that competes
That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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  1. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
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  1. Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
  2. Striking, or dashing together; fighting; contending; struggling to resist and overcome.
Showing antagonism; acting in opposition
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  1. Showing antagonism; acting in opposition
  2. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
Having the same privileges, status, or rights:
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  1. Having the same privileges, status, or rights:
  2. Being the same for all members of a group:
  3. Similar to or the same as another, as in ability:
A rival business, team, etc.
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  1. A rival business, team, etc.
  2. A person who competes; rival
  3. One that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival.
A person or thing that emulates.
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  1. A person or thing that emulates.
  2. Software or hardware that allows one computer to perform the functions of, or execute programs designed for, another type of computer
The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
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  1. The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
  2. A muscle that opposes the action of another muscle, as by relaxing while the other one contracts, thereby producing smooth, coordinated movement.
To do, make, or produce something equal to:
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  1. To do, make, or produce something equal to:
  2. To be equal to, especially in value.
  3. To be equal to; match in value, degree, etc.
To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
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  1. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
  2. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
  3. To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass
To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
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  1. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
  2. To flip or reveal (coins) as a form of gambling or to decide something contested, the winner being determined by the combination of faces thus exposed
  3. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to:
To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
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  1. To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
  2. To come near; be almost the same
  3. To bring near.
Just about; almost; nearly:
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  1. Just about; almost; nearly:
  2. To draw near or nearer; approach:
  3. With or in a close relationship:
To begin to deal with or work on:
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  1. To begin to deal with or work on:
  2. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
  3. To come near or nearer to
To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
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  1. To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
  2. To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
  3. (Now rare, archaic) To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
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  1. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
  2. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
  3. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
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  1. To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
  2. To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
Opposition, or effective opposition, in a contest or match
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  1. Opposition, or effective opposition, in a contest or match
  2. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition.
  3. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
A rival business, team, etc.
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  1. A rival business, team, etc.
  2. A person who competes; rival
  3. One that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival.
Someone who competes with one or more other people
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  1. Someone who competes with one or more other people
  2. A person, team, etc. having or regarded as having a good chance to win a contest or competition
A person who contests a claim, decision, etc.
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  1. A person who contests a claim, decision, etc.
  2. A participant in a contest
  3. One that contests or disputes something, such as an election or a will.
  1. A companion.
  2. A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival.
  3. A rival or opponent.
One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate:
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  1. One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate:
To begin dealing with
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  1. To begin dealing with
  2. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
  3. To begin to deal with or work on:
To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
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  1. To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
  2. To come near to; approach or be almost the same as
  3. To come close to; be nearly the same as:
(Intransitive) To be almost like some other thing.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be almost like some other thing.
To bring a legal case testing the validity of an action, particularly by the government.
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  1. To bring a legal case testing the validity of an action, particularly by the government.
  2. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
  3. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
(Idiomatic) To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
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  1. To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
  2. To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
To strive in combat; fight
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  1. To strive in combat; fight
  2. To hold to be a fact; assert
  3. To strive in competition; vie
(Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
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  1. (Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
  2. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
  3. To struggle or compete; contend:
To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass
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  1. To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass
  2. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
  3. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
To struggle for superiority (with someone) or enter into competition (for something); compete
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  1. To struggle for superiority (with someone) or enter into competition (for something); compete
  2. To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
  3. To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.
Find another word for rival. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rival, like: competing, competitive, striving, combatant, emulating, vying, opposing, disputing, contesting, contending and conflicting.