Definitions for opposeəˈpoʊz

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  1. oppose(verb)

    be against; express opposition to

    "We oppose the ban on abortion"

  2. 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!"

  3. oppose, counterbalance(verb)

    contrast with equal weight or force

  4. 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"

  5. react, oppose(verb)

    act against or in opposition to

    "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

  6. oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)

    be resistant to

    "The board opposed his motion"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. oppose(Verb)

    To attempt to stop the progression of.

    There is still time to oppose this plan.

  2. oppose(Verb)

    To object to.

  3. oppose(Verb)

    To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

  4. Origin: From opposen, from opposer, from ob + pausare, taking the place of opponere.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'oppose' in Verbs Frequency: #536


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