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Noun
A person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority
“Boys of different clans are pitted against each other by their elders, and each is exhorted to do his utmost to outdo his rival.”
Noun
A person or thing that is the equal of another
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“You should know that the city has no rival for dining or entertainment.”
Noun
Detested person
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A boxer or fighter
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A person or group opposing another or others in a dispute, contest, or debate
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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.”
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To be, or seem to be, equal or comparable to
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“Ovid audaciously asserted that his works would rival those of other famous Roman poets from Italy.”
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To excel over something or someone else
“He was determined to rival his competitor's best efforts.”
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To resemble someone or something in appearance, action or behavior
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Make uniform in application or effect
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Adjective
In the position of a rival or opponent
“Richard 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
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