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verb [T]     /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.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportBeing or appearing similar or the same
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