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Synonyms for rival

Synonyms for (noun) rival

Synonyms: rival, contender, challenger, competition, competitor Definition: the contestant you hope to defeat Usage: he had respect for his rivals; he wanted to know what the competition was doing

Similar words: contestant Definition: a person who participates in competitions

Synonyms for (verb) rival

Synonyms: rival Definition: be the rival of, be in competition with Usage: we are rivaling for first place in the race

Similar words: contend, vie, compete Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Synonyms: equal, touch, rival, match Definition: be equal to in quality or ability Usage: Nothing can rival cotton for durability; Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues; Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Similar words: contend, vie, compete Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others