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rivalnoun [C]

us   /ˈrɑɪ·vəl/
a person, group, or organization competing 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 human brain.
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rivalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈraɪ.vəl/ 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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rivalverb [T]

uk   /ˈraɪ.vəl/ us   /ˈraɪ.vəl/ -ll- or US usually -l-
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rivalnoun [C]

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

rivaladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈraɪvəl/ us  
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 price worth it. Any rival bidder will have to move quickly and pay considerably more.

rivalverb [T]

uk   /ˈraɪvəl/ us   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.
(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, contrincante…
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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