rival

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noun
ADJECTIVE
bitter, close, deadly (BrE), fierce, formidable, great, hated, powerful, serious, tough
biggest, chief, largest, leading, main, major, nearest, primary, principal, top (also arch-rival)
long-time, old, traditional

They're old political rivals.

former, one-time
new

The business needed to revive profits and compete with new rivals.

potential

She is now regarded as the greatest potential rival to Hu.

jealous
friendly

Those two have been friendly rivals since they first met.

romantic

They wind up as romantic rivals for the same woman.

foreign, international

The company is well equipped to compete with its international rivals.

business, political
presidential
Conservative, Democratic, etc.
VERB + RIVAL
have

She has no rivals for the job.

face

The company faces big rivals in Europe and Asia.

beat, defeat
eliminate

He eliminated his rivals with brutal efficiency.

RIVAL + NOUN
candidate
clan, faction, gang, group, tribe
company, firm, organization
bid, offer
claim
theory
PREPOSITION
rival for

They were rivals for her love.

rival in

They were rivals in love.

rival to

Grand it may be, but this cathedral is no rival to the great cathedral of Amiens.

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adj.
Rival is used with these nouns: ↑camp, ↑claim, ↑faction, ↑fan, ↑gang, ↑team

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  • rival — rival …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • rival — rival, ale, aux [ rival, o ] n. et adj. • 1636; « rival en amour » XVe; lat. rivalis « rival », de rivales « les riverains, qui tirent leur eau du même cours d eau (rivus) » I ♦ N. 1 ♦ Personne qui prétend aux avantages, aux biens qu un seul peut …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rival — RIVÁL, Ă, rivali, e s.m. şi f. Persoană care aspiră, în concurenţă directă cu alta, la aceeaşi situaţie, la acelaşi succes; concurent, potrivnic, adversar. ♦ Persoană care aspiră împreună cu alta la dragostea aceleiaşi persoane de sex opus. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • rival — rival, ale (ri val, va l ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle qui aspire, qui prétend aux mêmes avantages qu un autre. •   Corrival.... est devenu vieux ; on ne dit plus que rival, qui aussi est bien plus doux et plus court, VAUGEL. Rem. t. II, p. 577 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • rival — RIVAL, [rival]e. s. Concurrent en amour. Ils recherchent tous deux une mesme maistresse, une mesme fille, ils sont rivaux. voilà vostre rival. un dangereux rival, un foible rival. il a supplanté tous ses rivaux. elle a une belle rivale, une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rival — Ri val, a. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions. [1913 Webster] The strenuous conflicts and alternate victories of two rival confederacies of statesmen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rival — vb 1 Rival, compete, vie, emulate can all mean to strive to equal or surpass another or his achievements. Rival (see also MATCH) usually suggests an attempt to outdo each other {a work . . . which contending sects have rivaled each other in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rival — Ri val, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rivaled}or {Rivalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rivaling} or {Rivalling}.] 1. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love. [1913 Webster] 2. To strive to equal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rival — [adj] opposing battling, combatant, combating, competing, competitive, conflicting, contending, contesting, cutthroat, disputing, emulating, emulous, equal, opposed, striving, vying; concepts 542,564 Ant. assisting, associate, supporting rival… …   New thesaurus

  • rival — [rī′vəl] n. [Fr < L rivalis, orig., one living near or using the same stream as another < rivus, brook < IE * reie , to flow < base * er : see RISE] 1. a person who tries to get or do the same thing as another, or to equal or surpass… …   English World dictionary

  • Rival — Ri val, n. [F. rival (cf. It. rivale), L. rivales two neigbors having the same brook in common, rivals, fr. rivalis belonging to a brook, fr. rivus a brook. Cf. {Rivulet}, {Rete}.] 1. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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