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See definition of rivals on Dictionary.com
  • nounperson who opposes in competition
  • verboppose; be a match for

synonyms for rivals

  • adversary
  • challenger
  • competition
  • competitor
  • contender
  • opponent
  • peer
  • antagonist
  • bandit
  • buddy
  • contestant
  • emulator
  • entrant
  • equal
  • equivalent
  • match
  • opposite number
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antonyms for rivals

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  • ally
  • helper
  • difference
  • associate
  • cohort
  • companion
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How to use rivals in a sentence

As a brilliant conversationalist and well-versed political economist he has few rivals in his country.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
She expatiated on his father's character; on the envy of his rivals; and dated his fall to their ambition alone.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
British pasture farming was to be annihilated, and an immense stimulus given to that of our continental rivals.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The young marquis himself had been Josepha's lover; Baron Hulot and he had been rivals for her on another occasion.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Stronger and more impatient rivals have stepped before me, and I can wait with chearful resignation till another opportunity.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
I thought,' she said, 'that I alone was Queen; but here in this place I have six hundred rivals.'
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
Red or giant cedar, which rivals the Douglas fir in girth, is plentiful, and is used for shingles as well as for interior work.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Such formidable rivals drew away trade from the old privileged boroughs.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
I haven't been in any theatre since I saw Jefferson in the 'Rivals' the last time he came round.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Friends pitied her and rivals mocked her; tauntingly they pointed at her, and said, "He has left thee; he will never come back."
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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