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rival

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈraɪvəl/
someone or something that is competing with another person or thing: business/political rivalsEnemies and rivalsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
rival adjective [always before noun] a rival company/gang rivalry noun [C, U] behaviour typical of rivals: There is intense rivalry between the two teams.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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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