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What is the opposite of rival?

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Opposite of a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority
Opposite of a person or thing that is the equal of another specified person or thing
Opposite of a long-standing rival
Opposite of a person or thing that is intensely disliked, opposed or competed against
Opposite of someone or something that resembles, or corresponds to, another
“MacKinnon is the embodiment of mismatch when it comes to socks and shoes, as he dons a black shoe on his right foot and a red shoe on his left for basketball games.”
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Opposite of to be, or seem to be, equal or comparable to
Opposite of to engage in a competition or contest
Opposite of to fulfill the expectations placed upon
Opposite of to be comparable to in quality or excellence
“He trains hard, wanting to lead the rest of the competition.”
(sports) Opposite of to compete against
“She was excited to partner with her longtime culinary idol in a cookoff against one of the best chefs in the country.”
(conform to) Opposite of to be like or in accordance with
“How does this racket sport differ from any other racket sport apart from the shuttlecock?”
Opposite of to have a specified relationship with another thing or person in terms of nature or quality
“Many factors differ substantially between laboratory and field settings.”
Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“In business, architects often miss the mark by not asking the users what they want.”
Opposite of to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The network will finally bow to mounting pressure to remove the controversial show from its nightly rotation.”
Opposite of to be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
Opposite of in the position of a rival or opponent
Opposite of favoring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
Opposite of standing in opposition
“The allied tribes sought to bring down the team they would deem the biggest threat to them.”
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