rival

Part of speech: noun

Rivalry.

Part of speech: verb

To strive to equal or excel; emulate.

Part of speech: adjective

Standing in competition or emulation.

Part of speech: noun

A competitor; an equal.

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Usage examples "rival":

  1. " I'll engage, if you had a mind to rival him-" " Rival him! - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  2. If so, she will not be very happy in his rival, I'm afraid. - "The Politician Out-Witted", Samuel Low.
  3. He had an unsuccessful rival, said I. Do you recollect him? - "The King's Mirror", Anthony Hope.