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1 rival

The contestant you hope to defeat:
— He had respect for his rivals.

synonyms: challenger, competition, competitor, contender.

Roget 710: opponent, antagonist, adversary; adverse party, opposition; enemy etc. 891; the other side; assailant.    oppositionist, obstructive; brawler, wrangler, ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Dutch: concurent, concurrent, concurrentie, mededinger, rivaal, tegenstander, uitdager
Polish: konkurent, kontrpartner, przeciwnik, rywal, współzawodnik


1 rival

Be equal to in quality or ability:
— Nothing can rival cotton for durability.

synonyms: equal, match, touch.

Roget 873: be conscious of glory; be proud of etc. (pride) 878; exult etc. (boast) 884; be vain of etc. (vanity) 880.    be distinguished ... show more

Roget 708: oppose, counteract, run counter to; withstand etc. (resist) 719; control etc. (restrain) 751; hinder etc. 706; ... show more

Roget 648: be beneficial etc. adj.; produce good, do good etc. 618; profit etc. (be of use) 644; benefit; confer a benefit ... show more

Roget 720: contend; contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle; spar, square; exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs; fib, justle, tussle, tilt, ... show more

Dutch: evenaren, opwegen

2 rival

Be the rival of, be in competition with.

Dutch: beconcurreren


Roget 720: contending etc. v.; together by the ears, at loggerheads.    at war.    at issue.    competitive, rival; belligerent; contentious, combative, bellicose, unpeaceful; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: admit of comparison, adversary, adversative, adverse, alien, amount to, antagonist, antagonistic, antagonize, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, approach, attempt, balance, battle, battler, be commensurable, be comparable, beat against ... show more.

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