What does oppose mean?

Definitions for oppose
əˈpoʊzop·pose

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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.

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

  2. oppose(Verb)

    To object to.

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

  3. oppose(Verb)

    To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oppose

    o-pōz′, 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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. oppose

    To act as an adversary against another; to resist, etc. It likewise signifies to place as an obstacle.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say oppose in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppose in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of oppose in a Sentence

  1. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill:

    It has become clear to me that the world is united behind this agreement with the exception of the government of Israel, i respect and understand those who oppose it but I have become convinced that it is more dangerous to Israel, America and our allies to walk away in the face of unified world-wide support.

  2. Richard Brennan:

    In one and a half years, ISIS has become embedded within the civil structure of many portions of Anbar province and they have killed a lot of people that oppose them and the government wasn't able to do anything, the government has to convince those remaining that it's worth the risk to oppose ISIS.

  3. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang:

    First, as I've said many times before, China always opposes any country imposing unilateral sanctions, second, under the present situation where the situation on the Korean Peninsula is complex and sensitive, we oppose any moves that may further worsen tensions there.

  4. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown:

    He doesn't ever go any deeper on what he would actually do than ... oppose trade deals and negotiate a better one, i see something different in Hillary Clinton. She wants a trade prosecutor. She's going after currency. She's going to stand strong on keeping China designated as a non-market economy.

  5. Teneo Intelligence Barroso:

    It's very difficult to implement what Brussels wants when you have partners who fundamentally oppose fiscal consolidation.

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