verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.
verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.
Origin of vie
Synonyms for vie
Related Words for viescontend, strive, buck, play, contest, rival, challenge, counter, oppose, struggle, push, pit, match, sweat
Examples from the Web for vies
Historical Examples of vies
In his hospitality the Caucasian vies with the Arab of the desert.Life of Schamyl
John Milton Mackie
The crimson topaz, or ara humming-bird (Topaza pella), vies with it in beauty.The Western World
It produces oil, and the wine Monarites, which vies with the wines of Greece.
It is a salad that vies with Cleopatra in its defiance to custom.The Feasts of Autolycus
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
She causes flowers to grow at her pleasure, and vies with Nature.Old Fritz and the New Era
Word Origin for vies
verb vies, vying or vied
Word Origin for vie
1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie "make a challenge," from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).