the contestant you hope to defeat;
"he had respect for his rivals"
"he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
- The Japanese can outsell any competitor in the market.
- He girded up his loin to face his competitor.
- That company constitutes our lone competitor in the field.
- That company is a strong competitor of us.
- The firm has better products than its competitors.
- Customers were flocking to the competitor.