Synonyms of rival


1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender, contestant

usage: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"


1. equal, touch, rival, match, compete, vie, contend

usage: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

2. rival, compete, vie, contend

usage: be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"

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Definition and meaning of rival (Dictionary)