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English definition of “rival”

rival

verb [T]     /ˈraɪvəl/ ( UK -ll-, US -l-)
to be as good as other similar people , companies , products , etc.: In the Algarve, citrus farming is expanding rapidly and the fruit rivals anything Spain can produce . Electronic marketplaces can offer a reach and efficiency that physical markets cannot rival.rival sb/sth as sth China could eventually rival Japan as the most lucrative luxury market in the world .
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