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rival

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈraɪ.vəl/
C1 a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area: He beat his closest/nearest rival by 20 marks. The companies produce rival versions of the toy.
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verb [T] uk   us   /ˈraɪ.vəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
C2 to be as good, clever, beautiful, etc. as someone or something else: No computer can rival a human brain for/in complexity. The beauty of the country is only rivalled by (= is equal to) the violence of its politics.
Translations of “rival”
in Arabic مُنافِس…
in Korean 경쟁자, 경쟁상대…
in Malaysian pesaing…
in French rival/-ale…
in Turkish rakip, rakibe…
in Italian rivale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭對手, 敵手…
in Russian соперник, конкурент…
in Polish rywal/ka…
in Vietnamese đối thủ…
in Spanish rival…
in Portuguese rival…
in Thai คู่แข่ง…
in German der Rivalel, die Rivalin, rivalisierend…
in Catalan rival, contrincant…
in Japanese ライバル, 競争相手…
in Indonesian saingan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争对手, 敌手…
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