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    rival - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rival

    (noun) the contestant you hope to defeat
    Example Sentence
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
    (verb) be equal to in quality or ability
    Synonyms : equal , match , touch
    Example Sentence
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
    (verb) be the rival of, be in competition with
    Example Sentence
    • we are rivaling for first place in the race
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rival

rival = repel

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