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rivalnoun [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 ​companiesproduce rival ​versions of the ​toy.

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rivalverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈraɪ.vəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
(Definition of rival from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rivalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɑɪ·vəl/
a ​person, ​group, or ​organizationcompeting with ​others for the same thing or in the same ​area: business/​political rivals

rivalverb [T]

 us   /ˈrɑɪ·vəl/
to ​equal or be as good as: No ​computer can rival a ​humanbrain.
(Definition of rival from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rivalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈraɪvəl/
a ​person, ​company, ​product, etc. ​competing with others for the same thing or in the same ​area: The ​strongpound will ​leave large ​sections of British ​manufacturing uncompetitive against rivals in the rest of ​Europe.rival for sth They are rivals for the ​topjob.rival to sb/sth Linux is an ​operatingsystem and thus a rival to Windows. your main/closest/biggest rival

rivaladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈraɪvəl/
competing with other ​people, ​companies, ​products, etc. for the same thing or in the same ​area: a rival ​company/​firm a rival ​bid/​offer While they are more ​expensive than rival ​products, she said the ​quality makes the ​priceworth it. Any rival ​bidder will have to ​move quickly and ​pay considerably more.

rivalverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​physicalmarkets cannot rival.rival sb/sth as sth China could eventually rival Japan as the most ​lucrativeluxurymarket in the ​world.
(Definition of rival from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rival”
in Korean 경쟁자, 경쟁상대…
in Arabic مُنافِس…
in Malaysian pesaing…
in French rival/-ale…
in Russian соперник, конкурент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭對手, 敵手…
in Italian rivale…
in Turkish rakip, rakibe…
in Polish rywal/ka…
in Spanish rival…
in Vietnamese đối thủ…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 竞争对手, 敌手…
in Indonesian saingan…
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