To do as well as or better than in competition; equal:
To compare with; equal; rival
To be equal to, especially in value.
To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
To contend or compete:
To compete with; to strive against.
To contend; struggle (with or against)
Near means to get closer.
Approach means to move close to something.
One who opposes or is hostile to an idea or cause:
A person or thing of the same rank, value, quality, ability, etc.; equal; specif., an equal before the law
The definition of a contender is a person or team that is competing and has a chance at winning.
The definition of a competition is a contest, sports match or rivalry.
(Intransitive) To work or act together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Support is defined as to provide comfort, encouragement or financial assistance to someone.
The definition of an associate is someone who is a friend, someone with whom you work or someone who is a co-conspirator.
A person who associates with or accompanies another or others; associate; comrade
A companion or associate.
Conflict means to clash with someone or something.
Find another word for rivals. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rivals, like: matches, touches, equals, vies, struggles, strives, opposes, contests, competes, nears and challenges.