vie

[ vahy ]
/ vaɪ /
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verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.

to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority: Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title.

verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.

Archaic. to put forward in competition or rivalry.
Obsolete. to stake in card playing.

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Origin of vie

First recorded in 1525–35; by shortening of Middle French envier “to raise the stake (at cards),” Old French: “to challenge, provoke,” from Latin invītāre “to entertain, treat, invite”

OTHER WORDS FROM vie

vier, nounoutvie, verb (used with object), out·vied, out·vy·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for vie

vie
/ (vaɪ) /

verb vies, vying or vied

(intr; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
(tr) archaic to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry

Derived forms of vie

vier, nounvying, adjective, noun

Word Origin for vie

C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invītāre to invite
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