Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Ambika25 Guest

    Default Usage of Similar meaning words

    hi..

    I am confused in using the similar meaning words. Please provide me the correct meanings and usage of enemy, rival and opponent.

    thanks
    Ambika

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Usage of Similar meaning words

    A rival is someone who you in competition with and who is about the same standard as you. It can be used, for example, where there are two or more businesses in the same market- Coke and Pepsi are rivals.
    An opponent is someone you are directly competing against; in a sports match your opponent is the other player/team. It can also be used for fights.
    An enemy is someone you dislike and who often tries to beat you or to prevent you from making progress.

Similar Threads

  1. meaning and usage of Bursting off
    By Saima Asrar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2008, 16:03
  2. Meaning of words
    By Deepurple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Jun-2008, 04:09
  3. Meaning of words
    By albertino in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Jun-2007, 15:24
  4. Re: Usage of certain very common words
    By Dinesh Boudh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2007, 21:23
  5. usage of words
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2003, 10:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •