Translation of rival in Spanish:


rival, n.

Pronunciation /ˈraɪvəl//ˈrʌɪv(ə)l/


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    rival feminine
    they were rivals for her affection competían por su cariño
    • rival to sb/sth rival de algn/algo
    • she hadn't meant to set herself up as a rival to him nunca pretendió convertirse en una rival de él
    • the newspaper/product has several rivals el periódico/producto tiene mucha competencia
    • It was the first new painting medium in centuries and has become a serious rival to oil paint.
    • He assassinated a rival gang leader and spent 10 years in prison for it.
    • His gang and his former rivals have joined forces and formed an alliance.
    • But now I really do need their help in one very big gang battle between our rival and two other gangs.
    • The two U.S rappers died after they were both gunned down in separate incidences by gang rivals.
    • The company beat off competition from several rivals to win the deal, and in doing so has scored an important endorsement for its expansion into server management.
    • Thus the effort to win leads to ever-shifting patterns of cooperation and competition among rivals.
    • Over the past four years, we have seen competition mainly from domestic rivals.
    • In terms of nightlife, São Paulo has no rivals - not London, not New York, not Ibiza in August.
    • They focus on the process through which firms develop comparative advantages over time so that they can compete effectively with their rivals.
    • In my view, ATM operators are highly vulnerable to competition from rivals.
    • It also proposed allowing governments to resume aid to help EU shipbuilders compete with Korean rivals.
    • Meanwhile, rivals are storming the field, assuring that competition remains cutthroat.
    • I also study all the games played by my rivals in the forthcoming competition.
    • He told her that he also saw Bartholomew Tailor, a rival in his field, and how they were pleasant to one another.
    • But when a rival dad challenges his title, it leads to a roadside competition of epic proportions.
    • Green Hills Farms developed a powerful customer-loyalty program to help it compete against giant rivals.
    • The men's series has no rival for styling, craftsmanship and sensuous touch.
    • Bryan is usually out to beat Vincent, basically because they're rivals and always competing with each other.
    • Investors long hoped the company might do the heavy restructuring needed to revive profits and compete with new rivals.
    • Things turned real bad in the last year and they became rivals, competing for everything.
    • The company is facing stiff competition from rivals that have launched new products such as DVD players and televisions.


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    (company) rival
    (company) competidor
    the tourists stayed at rival hotels los turistas se alojaron en hoteles de la competencia
    • they brought out a rival product sacaron un producto que les (or nos etc.) va a hacer la competencia

transitive verb

rivaling rivaled"US"rivalling rivalledBritish

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    his voice rivals that of the lead singer su voz no tiene nada que envidiarle a la del cantante principal
    • I can't rival that con eso no puedo competir
    • to rival sb/sth for/in sth
    • the old machine can't rival the new one for speed and efficiency la máquina vieja no se puede comparar con la nueva en (cuanto a) velocidad y eficacia
    • no one can rival this runner for determination and stamina nadie puede competir con este corredor en (cuanto a) determinación y resistencia
    • they rival each other in intelligence/looks rivalizan en inteligencia/en belleza
    • Their most accomplished works, rich in vibrant colour, complex imagery and spatial interplay, rivalled the most renowned painted panels of the period.
    • Today his reputation as a composer is only rivalled by his propensity for writing musical dramas of an unparalleled length.
    • At one time Ani had a population of over 100,000, rivalling Baghdad and Constantinople.
    • The '90s was an era of growth and prosperity rivalling the first Gold Rush of 1849.
    • The tulips bloomed a brilliant symphony of colours and rivalled the loveliness of the birds who frequented the yard.
    • But the album stops someway short of rivalling the classic status of its predecessor due to the fact that certain tracks feel as though the band are on auto-pilot.
    • No one quite rivalled them when in came to snobbishness.
    • From 1871 the Royal Theatre was rivalled by the Gaiety.
    • His black shoes had been polished so that they rivaled my golden gown when shine was compared.
    • These changes gave them better conditions and a higher status, and henceforth they rivalled the priest and mayor as leaders of village life.
    • It had started off as a concept of Londoners sending in articles that would be published once a week, but it grew and changed into a daily newspaper, with a readership rivalling the daily tabloids.
    • Yokohama, a poor fishing village when Commodore Perry landed there in 1853, has become the second largest city in Japan, rivalling Tokyo as a port, and it would like to be seen as something more than an industrial appendage of the capital.
    • Diana's face was so red it rivalled a tomato, and Cecil's wasn't much better.
    • This quiet, friendly town is only 10 kilometres from the popular tourist resort of Ayia Napa, which is fast rivalling Ibiza as the clubbing holiday capital of Europe.
    • Constantinople, now Istanbul, is probably rivalled only by Rome as the central hub shaping European and world history since civilisation began.
    • Their many restaurants are sophisticated and serve dishes rivalling the best to be found in Europe.