Synonyms of jockey
1 competeDictionary • The rival political parties are already jockeying for power.
compete • The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
fight • He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
struggle • We were struggling for the gun when it went off.
contest • Your former employer has to reply within 14 days in order to contest the case.
contend • The two main groups contended for power.
strive • He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
vie • The two candidates are vying for the support of the New York voters.
2 manoeuvreDictionary • Neil watched him jockey the craft among the running seas.
manoeuvre • We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
engineer • Some people believe that his murder was engineered by Stalin.
manipulate • He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
cajole • It was he who cajoled Garland into making the film.
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cajoleIf you cajole someone into doing something, you get them to do it after persuading them for some time.
• It was he who cajoled Garland into making the film.
competeWhen one firm or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to those of the other firm or country. You can also say that two firms or countries compete.
• The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
contendIf you contend with someone for something such as power, you compete with them to try to get it.
• The two main groups contended for power.
Thesaurus for jockey from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire