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SAT vocabulary: vie

What does vie mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word vie

First, before you read about the word vie, try this quick vocab quiz:

vie most nearly means

(A) fail (B) contend (C) dissimilate (D) use (E) peruse

Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)

Now let’s learn about the word vie.

Part of Speech of vie

vie is a VERB.

Pronunciation vie

Here’s how to pronounce vie:

IPA: /vaɪ/

Glossary-style: [vai]

Definition of vie

vie means: compete for victory or superiority with (Ex: to vie for first place). contend; compete.

Children Running
Happy children racing. Vying for first place? (Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/easylocum/)
Explain more about vie, please

vie is a relatively easy word–it simply means compete or compete for. That’s really all there is to it. So, you can vie for victory, you can vie with a competitor to win, you can vie for the championship, etc.

Example of vie

Here’s the word vie used in a sentence:

While little Johnny was vying for the attention of little Susie, little Susie’s thoughts were occupied with daydreams of a life with little Julie.

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