rival

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. competitor, contender, antagonist, emulator. —v. t. vie or cope with; emulate; exceed, excel. See opposition, contention, repute.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. competing, competitive, striving, combatant, emuLating, vying, opposing, disputing, contesting, contending, conflicting, battling, antagonistic, equal.
Ant. helpful*, cooperating, assisting.
n.
Syn. competitor, emulator, antagonist; see contestant , opponent 1 .
v.
Syn. equal, emulate, match, compare with, even off, approximate, near, come near to, approach, resemble, challenge, contend with, compete.
Ant. cooperate*, aid, be unequal.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
competitor, opponent, combatant, adversary, contestant, contender, challenger, match, equal, enemy.
ANT.: colleague, partner, confederate, friend, ally
II
v.
compete with, equal, match, *go head to head against, *come up to, oppose, vie, contend, contest, challenge, emulate.
III
a.
competing, combating, contesting, contending, opposing, vying.
ANT.: allied, supporting
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun One that competes: competition, competitor, contender, contestant, corrival, opponent. See CONFLICT. II verb 1. To come near, as in quality or amount: approach, approximate, border on (or upon), challenge, verge on. See SAME. 2. To strive against (others) for victory: compete, contend, contest, emulate, vie. See CONFLICT.

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  • rival — rival …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • rival — rival, ale, aux [ rival, o ] n. et adj. • 1636; « rival en amour » XVe; lat. rivalis « rival », de rivales « les riverains, qui tirent leur eau du même cours d eau (rivus) » I ♦ N. 1 ♦ Personne qui prétend aux avantages, aux biens qu un seul peut …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rival — RIVÁL, Ă, rivali, e s.m. şi f. Persoană care aspiră, în concurenţă directă cu alta, la aceeaşi situaţie, la acelaşi succes; concurent, potrivnic, adversar. ♦ Persoană care aspiră împreună cu alta la dragostea aceleiaşi persoane de sex opus. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • rival — rival, ale (ri val, va l ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle qui aspire, qui prétend aux mêmes avantages qu un autre. •   Corrival.... est devenu vieux ; on ne dit plus que rival, qui aussi est bien plus doux et plus court, VAUGEL. Rem. t. II, p. 577 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • rival — RIVAL, [rival]e. s. Concurrent en amour. Ils recherchent tous deux une mesme maistresse, une mesme fille, ils sont rivaux. voilà vostre rival. un dangereux rival, un foible rival. il a supplanté tous ses rivaux. elle a une belle rivale, une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rival — Ri val, a. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions. [1913 Webster] The strenuous conflicts and alternate victories of two rival confederacies of statesmen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rival — vb 1 Rival, compete, vie, emulate can all mean to strive to equal or surpass another or his achievements. Rival (see also MATCH) usually suggests an attempt to outdo each other {a work . . . which contending sects have rivaled each other in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rival — Ri val, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rivaled}or {Rivalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rivaling} or {Rivalling}.] 1. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love. [1913 Webster] 2. To strive to equal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rival — [adj] opposing battling, combatant, combating, competing, competitive, conflicting, contending, contesting, cutthroat, disputing, emulating, emulous, equal, opposed, striving, vying; concepts 542,564 Ant. assisting, associate, supporting rival… …   New thesaurus

  • rival — [rī′vəl] n. [Fr < L rivalis, orig., one living near or using the same stream as another < rivus, brook < IE * reie , to flow < base * er : see RISE] 1. a person who tries to get or do the same thing as another, or to equal or surpass… …   English World dictionary

  • Rival — Ri val, n. [F. rival (cf. It. rivale), L. rivales two neigbors having the same brook in common, rivals, fr. rivalis belonging to a brook, fr. rivus a brook. Cf. {Rivulet}, {Rete}.] 1. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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