verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.
verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.
Origin of vie
Examples from the Web for vies
Tucuman vies with Cordoba in having amongst its residents some of the real old Spanish aristocracy of Argentina.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
It also vies with the lodge-pole pine in quickness of taking possession of burned-over areas.Wild Life on the Rockies|Enos A. Mills
In the elegance of his figure and fineness of his outlines he vies with the golden pheasant.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
The measure and rule for artists have come over the sea, condensed from French feuilletons and Vies de Bohéme.
It produces oil, and the wine Monarites, which vies with the wines of Greece.
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Word Origin for vies
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verb vies, vying or vied
Word Origin for vie
Word Origin and History for vies
1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie "make a challenge," from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).