vie for

vie for (something)

To struggle, fight, or compete in order to attain something. The two candidates are so close in the polls that both are vying for any kind of advantage they can find. It's nearly impossible to sit down for a meal with a friend without having the kids vie for your attention the whole time. The region has fallen into disarray as multiple factions vie for power.
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vie for

v.
To contend with another or others to attain some goal, such as a victory in a contest: The top three students in the class vied for the title of valedictorian.
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Semelang'o, a former Youth Fund boss, said he had acquiesced to the requests of members not to vie for the traders' lobby top job.
'The members wanted me to vie for the position of the vice-president so that in the next polls I go for the big seat.
Five other candidates will vie for the post of vice chief, 71 candidates for posts in the executive committee and two for the permanent chairman's post.
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additional VIE for the purpose of identifying the victim.
It says it hasn't yet worked out how the Copernicus technology will fit in with its own, but says it acquired Vie for the technology, expertise and market position.
We now introduce a VIE for Japan, where Japan increases its imports from OA to OM.
Some Kalenjin elders and youths met in Eldoret and endorsed Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to vie for President in 2022.