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Definitions of oppose

  1. To object to; offer objection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To stand opposite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To speak or act against; to contend or dispute with; resist; to set up as an obstacle; check. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To place before or in the way of: to set against: to place as an obstacle: to resist: to check: to compete with. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To set against; resist; compete with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To be set opposite. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make objection or opposition in controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To make objection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense; "Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. oppose with equal weight or force Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. To act against or in opposition; to resist; to check; to act against or compete with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To set against; to act against; to resist; to put one's self in opposition, as a competitor; to object or act against, as in a controversy or debate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. OPPOSER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Opposable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for oppose

  1. " We shall drive them like sheep if they oppose us. – The Crisis, Volume 4 by Winston Churchill
  2. He can't demand an investigation of the Paratime Police out of one side of his mouth and oppose an investigation of Psychological Hygiene out of the other. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
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