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