Definitions for opposeəˈpoʊz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to act against or furnish resistance to; combat.
to hinder or obstruct.
to set as an opponent or adversary.
to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion:
to oppose new tax legislation.
to set against, esp. for comparison or contrast:
to oppose advantages to disadvantages.
to set (something) opposite something else, or to set (two things) so as to be opposite one another.
(v.i.)to be in opposition.
Idioms for oppose:
as opposed to,as contrasted with.
* Syn: oppose , resist , withstand imply holding out or acting against something. oppose implies offensive action against the opposite side in a conflict or contest; it may also refer to attempts to thwart displeasing ideas, methods, or the like: to oppose an enemy; to oppose the passage of a bill.resist suggests defensive action against a threatening force or possibility; it may also refer to an inner struggle in which the will is divided: to resist an enemy onslaught; hard to resist chocolate.withstand generally implies successful resistance; it stresses the determination and endurance necessary to emerge unharmed: to withstand public criticism; to withstand a siege.
Origin of oppose:
1350–1400; ME < OF opposer,b. L oppōnere to set against and OF poser to pose1
be against; express opposition to
"We oppose the ban on abortion"
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)
fight against or resist strongly
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
contrast with equal weight or force
pit, oppose, match, play off(verb)
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"
act against or in opposition to
"She reacts negatively to everything I say"
oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)
be resistant to
"The board opposed his motion"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to disagree with an idea or plan
We oppose the plan to close the museum.
To attempt to stop the progression of.
There is still time to oppose this plan.
To object to.
To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
Origin: From opposen, from opposer, from ob + pausare, taking the place of opponere.
Translations for oppose
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to resist or fight against (someone or something) by force or argument
We oppose the government on this matter.
- bestry, opponeer, teenstaanAfrikaans
- противопоставям сеBulgarian
- opor-se aPortuguese (BR)
- být protiCzech
- sich widersetzenGerman
- modarbejde; bekæmpeDanish
- αντιτίθεμαι, αντιμάχομαιGreek
- oponerse (a), estar en contra (de)Spanish
- (millegi) vastu võitlemaEstonian
- مخالفت کردن؛ مقابله کردنFarsi
- לְהִתנָגֵד ל-Hebrew
- विरोध करनाHindi
- protiviti seCroatian
- ellenáll (vkinek), szembehelyezkedik (vkivel)Hungarian
- vera mótfallinn, standa gegnIcelandic
- opporsi aItalian
- priešintis, nepritarti, būti nusistačiusiam priešLithuanian
- protestēt; nepiekrist; uzstāties pretLatvian
- zich verzetten tegenDutch
- motsette seg, gjøre motstand motNorwegian
- sprzeciwiać sięPolish
- مخالفت کردن؛ مقابله کردنPersian
- سرغړونه كولPashto
- opor-se aPortuguese
- a se opuneRomanian
- сопротивляться; быть противRussian
- byť protiSlovak
- upirati seSlovenian
- protiviti seSerbian
- opponera sig mot, motsätta sigSwedish
- karşı çıkmak, itiraz etmekTurkish
- 反抗Chinese (Trad.)
- опиратися; чинити опірUkrainian
- مخالفت کرناUrdu
- phản đốiVietnamese
- 反抗Chinese (Simp.)
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