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Definitions of oppose

  1. place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense; "Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. oppose with equal weight or force Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be set opposite. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make objection or opposition in controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. To make objection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. OPPOSER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To set against; resist; compete with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To act in opposition to; resist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To object to; offer objection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To stand opposite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Opposable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. To act adversely or in opposition; -- with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. mso.anu.edu.au
  27. To act adversely or in opposition; with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. dictgcide_fs
  28. o-p[=o]z', v.t. to place before or in the way of: to set against: to place as an obstacle: to resist: to check: to compete with.--v.i. to make objection.--n. OPPOSABIL'ITY.--adjs. OPPOS'ABLE, that may be opposed; OPPOSE'LESS (Shak.), not to be opposed, irresistible.--n. OPPOS'ER, one who opposes.--v.t. and v.i. OPPOS'IT, to negative. [Fr.,--L. ob, Fr. poser, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Place or produce or cite (thing, person) as obstacle, antagonist, counterpoise, or contrast, to, represent (things) as antithetical, (to fury let us o. patience; you are opposing things that are practically identical; to Plato I o. Aristotle; opposed himself to it with all his power; the thumb can be opposed to any of the fingers, placed against it front to front, whence opposable a., opposability n.); set oneself against (person, thing), withstand, resist, obstruct, propose the rejection of (resolution, motion, &c.), (abs.) act as opponent or check (it is the duty of an opposition to o.); (p.p.) contrary, opposite, contrasted, (characters strongly opposed; black is opposed to white), (of persons) hostile, adverse, (is firmly opposed to protection). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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