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[vahy] /vaɪ/
verb (used without object), vied, vying.
1.
to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority:
Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title.
verb (used with object), vied, vying.
2.
Archaic. to put forward in competition or rivalry.
3.
Obsolete. to stake in card playing.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; by aphesis < Middle French envier to raise the stake (at cards), Old French: to challenge, provoke < Latin invītāre to entertain, invite
Related forms
vier, noun
outvie, verb (used with object), outvied, outvying.
Synonyms
1. compete, contest, struggle.
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  • Dealers sometimes waited at the docks to vie for new shells from returning ships.
  • Sometimes there is a little pushing and shoving in the line as these small-scale growers vie for a slot of time at the press.
  • Instead, churches have always had to vie for devotees.
  • In order to succeed, open-source projects have adopted management practices similar to those of the companies they vie to outdo.
  • Obviously, once vie went out of business, this function was no longer necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for vie

vie

/vaɪ/
verb vies, vying, vied
1.
(intransitive; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry
Derived Forms
vier, noun
vying, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invītāre to invite
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Word Origin and History for vie
v.

1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie "make a challenge," from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).

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Related Abbreviations for vie

VIE

Schwechat Airport (Vienna, Austria)
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