Synonyms of rival in English:

rival


See definition of rival

noun

1‘his chief rival for the nomination’

SYNONYMS
competitor, opponent, contestant, contender, challenger
adversary, antagonist, enemy, foe, nemesis
rare corrival, vier
ANTONYMS

partner, ally

2‘in terms of versatility the tool has no rival’

SYNONYMS
equal, match, peer, equivalent, fellow, counterpart, like
rare compeer

verb

1‘few countries can rival Slovakia for mountain scenery’

SYNONYMS
compete with, vie with, match, be a match for, equal, emulate, measure up to, come up to, compare with, bear comparison with, be comparable to, be comparable with, parallel, be in the same league as, be in the same category as, be on a par with, be on a level with, touch, keep pace with, keep up with
challenge
informal hold a candle to

adjective

1‘the rival candidates’

SYNONYMS
competing, in competition, opposing, opposed, in opposition, contending, conflicting, in conflict
rare corrival