To vie for something is to try to get it. Sometimes people use the word to describe the act of competing for a position or prize.

  • He vied for the job, but lost to the other candidate.

  • She vied for the position of class president, but lost to the other candidate.

Definition of vies


To fight for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.


To rival (something), etc.


To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.


To stake; to wager.


To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.

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Example Sentences for vies

  • 1

    What did they vie for

  • 2

    Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady.

  • 3

    Baptists vie with Catholics as the largest denomination in the city.

  • 4

    How many of the total schools in Delhi vie for the trophy

  • 5

    Skaven were the first of the younger species to vie for control of Lustria.

  • 6

    The reigning Khan of the country is dying, and two cousins vie for the crown.

  • 7

    The student body soon become aware and vie for the position of Number One.

  • 8

    If concretion results in the farther specification of a VIE , re apply the VIE .

  • 9

    The entire process is called a VIE , and any number of VIE s can be defined.

  • 10

    In the meantime, claimants are welcome to vie for it.