- 1to compete strongly with someone in order to obtain or achieve something synonym compete
- 2 vie (with somebody) (for something) She was surrounded by men all vying for her attention. a row of restaurants vying with each other for business vie (to do something) Screaming fans vied to get closer to their idol.
NAmE//vaɪ//[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vie
he / she / it vies
past simple vied
-ing form vying