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Adjective
In the position of a rival
“He was wary that his rival candidate was not averse to muckraking.”
Adjective
Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions
Adjective
Belonging or appropriate to an enemy
Noun
A person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
“But when a rival dad challenges his title, it leads to a roadside competition of epic proportions.”
Noun
A person or thing that equals another in quality
“The men's series has no rival for styling, craftsmanship and sensuous touch.”
Noun
Detested person
Noun
A boxer or fighter
Noun
A person or group that enters or takes part in something
Noun
A person or group opposing another or others in a dispute, contest, or debate
Verb
Be or seem to be equal or comparable to
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“Their most accomplished works, rich in vibrant colour, complex imagery and spatial interplay, rivalled the most renowned painted panels of the period.”
Verb
To engage in a competition or contest
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“It is generally considered a very dangerous thing to borrow money from a friend, or to rival him in love or fame.”
Verb
To strive to excel over
“He was determined to rival his competitor's best efforts.”
Verb
Maintain, sustain
Verb
Make uniform in application or effect
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Verb
To engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Verb
To engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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