vying

[vahy-ing]

Origin:
vie + -ing2

vyingly, adverb
unvying, adjective
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vie

[vahy]
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:
1525–35; by aphesis < Middle French envier to raise the stake (at cards), Old French: to challenge, provoke < Latin invītāre to entertain, invite

vier, noun
outvie, verb (used with object), outvied, outvying.


1. compete, contest, struggle.
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vie (vaɪ)
 
vb , vies, vying, vied
1.  (intr; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
2.  archaic (tr) to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry
 
[C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invītāre to invite]
 
'vier
 
n
 
'vying
 
adj, —n

vying (ˈvaɪɪŋ)
 
vb
1.  the present participle of vie
 
adj
2.  competing: two vying patriarchs

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vie
1565, aphetic form of M.E. envie "make a challenge," from O.Fr. envier, from L. invitare (see invite).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
VIE
Schwechat Airport (Vienna, Austria)
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Example sentences
Those vying for elected office, however, are reluctant to sign on to this
  agenda.
But they share similarities as movements vying for influence and invoking
  pluralism.
Every big carmaker seems to be developing one, and governments are vying with
  each other to support them.
The turmoil led to the emergence of several rival sects, each one vying for
  dominance.
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