verb (used with object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
verb (used without object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
Origin of rival
SYNONYMS FOR rival
Examples from the Web for rival
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
Assad-affiliated Christian militias skirt around the territory of rival groups aligned with the YPG.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Abramson, biting her tongue, was widely portrayed in rival outlets as classily above the fray.
They unleashed a hail of bullets to rival the final scene in ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Likewise, it was the attempt to balance the power of rival European states that led to the conflict.‘America in Retreat’: Why Neo-Isolationism Exploded Under Obama and What We Can Do About It|James Kirchick|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No doubt the party indicated as the witch was very often another of the "good witches," perhaps a rival.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
No rival for me, That Other; but daughter-in-law—best gift a son can bring to his father's house.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
This would be to degrade Him into the head of a rival sect, which it is convenient for state purposes to make supreme.The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
She always seemed to be fairly bursting with youthful energy, and no bird could rival her buoyancy.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The crime of the inhabitants of these impure "kips," was having spoken ill of Milady, their rival.Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)|C. F. Lachelles Wraxall
British Dictionary definitions for rival
- a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
- (as modifier)rival suitors; a rival company