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Noun rival has 1 sense
  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
    --1 is a kind of contestant
    --1 has particulars:
     champion, champ, title-holder; comer; finalist; foe, enemy; front-runner, favorite, favourite; king, queen, world-beater; runner-up, second best; semifinalist; street fighter; tier; tilter
    Derived form: verb rival2
Verb rival has 2 senses
  1. equal, touch, rival, match - be equal to in quality or ability; "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"
    --1 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. rival - be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"
    --2 is one way to
    compete, vie, contend
    Derived forms: noun rival1, noun rivalry1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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