ADJ. arch, bitter, close, deadly, fierce, great, serious | biggest, chief, main, nearest, principal | long-standing, old They're old political rivals. | jealous | foreign, international The company is well equipped to compete with its international rivals. | business, political
VERB + RIVAL have She has no rivals for the job. | beat, defeat
RIVAL + NOUN candidate | faction, gang, group | company, firm | bid, offer | claim
PREP. ~ for They were rivals for her love. | ~ in They were rivals in love. | ~ to Grand it may be, but this cathedral is no rival to the great cathedral of Amiens.