Vie is defined as to strive to win something.
An example of to vie is to fight to win a reality show.
intransitive verbvied, vy′ing
to struggle for superiority (with someone) or enter into competition (for something); compete
Origin of vieMiddle English vien, aphetic for envien from Old French envier, to invite, vie in games from Classical Latin invitare, to invite
- Obs. to bet; wager; hazard
- Archaic to do, offer, display, or match in rivalry
verbvied, vy·ing, vies
To strive for victory or superiority; contend. See Synonyms at rival.
- Archaic To offer in competition; match.
- Obsolete To wager or bet.
Origin of vieShort for Middle English envien from Old French envier from Latin invītāre to invite, give occasion for ; see invite .
(third-person singular simple present vies, present participle vying, simple past and past participle vied)
- (intransitive) To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
- Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
- (archaic) 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.