vie | vying

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compete for something

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vie - compete

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To ‘vie’ for something means to strive to achieve or claim it in direct competition with another or others. The term implies an intense struggle with the end goal being something that is highly coveted by those contesting for it. Most commonly used in the context of sports, politics, and business.

Synonyms contend,strive,contest
Antonyms truce,combine

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  1. Children tend to vie with each other for their parents' attention, which can lead to feelings of jealousy and resentment.

  2. There are ten candidates vying for one vacant position, so the competition is going to be fierce.

  3. We have our best squad in years, so we will certainly be one of the teams vying for the title this season.

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