Definition of vie verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vie

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//vaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪ//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vie
BrE BrE//vaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪ//
 
he / she / it vies
BrE BrE//vaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪz//
 
past simple vied
BrE BrE//vaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪd//
 
past participle vied
BrE BrE//vaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaɪd//
 
-ing form vying
BrE BrE//ˈvaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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to compete strongly with somebody in order to obtain or achieve something synonym compete vie (with somebody) (for something) She was surrounded by men all vying for her attention. The boys would vie with each other to impress her. They are all vying for a place in the team. a row of restaurants vying with each other for business vie (to do something) Screaming fans vied to get closer to their idol. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably a shortening of obsolete envy, via Old French from Latin invitare ‘challenge’.
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