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1. rival

verb. ['ˈraɪvəl'] be equal to in quality or ability.

Synonyms

  • compete
  • equalize
  • equate
  • vie
  • equalise
  • contend
  • touch
  • equal

Antonyms

  • loser
  • antagonist
  • conformist
  • queen

Etymology

  • rivalis (Latin)
  • rivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Rival

  • survival
  • revival
  • archival

How do you pronounce rival?

Pronounce rival as ˈraɪvəl.

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Sentences with rival


1. Adjective
First, in the wild, being able to burrow protects them from predators and rival hermit crabs.

2. Verb, base form
Although free, they could rival fee-based applications in terms of benefits and features.

3. Noun, singular or mass
One of your birds might be upset because his romantic rival is receiving more attention from a female cockatiel.

Quotes about rival


1. The philosophic outlook rises above all sectarian controversy. It finds its own position not only by appreciating and synthesizing what is solidly based in the rival sects but also by capping them all with the keystone of nonduality.
- Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

2. rival

noun. ['ˈraɪvəl'] the contestant you hope to defeat.

Synonyms

  • semifinalist
  • runner-up
  • queen
  • champ
  • foe
  • favourite
  • enemy
  • front-runner
  • challenger
  • street fighter
  • world-beater
  • competition
  • title-holder
  • tier
  • competitor
  • contender
  • contestant
  • tilter
  • favorite
  • king
  • finalist
  • second best
  • scratch
  • comer

Antonyms

  • worst
  • male monarch
  • male aristocrat
  • king

Etymology

  • rivalis (Latin)
  • rivus (Latin)

3. rival

verb. ['ˈraɪvəl'] be the rival of, be in competition with.

Synonyms

  • outrival
  • outvie
  • vie
  • contend

Antonyms

  • unloved
  • unpopular
  • cooperation
  • nonworker

Etymology

  • rivalis (Latin)
  • rivus (Latin)
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