Synonyms of 'vie'
competeDictionary, struggle, contend
The two candidates are vying for the support of the New York voters.
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When 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.
If 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.
If you strive to do something or strive for something, you make a great effort to do it or get it.
He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
go for it (informal)
make every effort
go all out (informal)
bend over backwards (informal)
do your best
go for broke (slang)
leave no stone unturned
bust a gut (informal)
do all you can
give it your best shot (informal)
jump through hoops (informal)
break your neck (informal)
make an all-out effort (informal)
knock yourself out (informal)
do your utmost
do your damnedest (informal)
give it your all (informal)
rupture yourself (informal)
Thesaurus for vie from the Collins English Thesaurus
If one person or thing is vying with another for something, the people or things are competing for it.