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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•pose*əˈpoʊz(v.)-posed, -pos•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to act against or furnish resistance to; combat.

  2. to hinder or obstruct.

  3. to set as an opponent or adversary.

  4. to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion:

    to oppose new tax legislation.

  5. to set against, esp. for comparison or contrast:

    to oppose advantages to disadvantages.

  6. to set (something) opposite something else, or to set (two things) so as to be opposite one another.

  7. (v.i.)to be in opposition.

Idioms for oppose:

  1. as opposed to,as contrasted with.

    Category: Idiom

* 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister(noun)

    someone who offers opposition


  1. opposer(Noun)

    One who opposes, one who shows opposition

Anagrams of opposer

  1. poopers, propose

  2. Poopers

Translations for opposer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to set (two things, people etc) to compete

He matched his skill against the champion's.

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