Definitions for opposeəˈpoʊz

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oppose

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


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