What does oppose mean?

Definitions for oppose
əˈpoʊzop·pose

Here are all the 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.

    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

How to pronounce oppose?

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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. Jeffrey Summit:

    The phenomenal student leaders have been working very hard to oppose this from the moment we found out, bDS is not a productive way to promote any sort of useful dialogue.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    I think that vote - the size of the vote, more than 2-1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did - probably got to the president. Because he was shaken up by it, and that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it.

  3. Republican State Representative Paul Stam:

    They have offices in countries where homosexuals are executed, the hypocrisy of those who oppose this bill is amazing.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There is no trade-off requiring I agree to this (nuclear) deal with Iran. The deal is bad and we will continue to oppose it.

  5. Thamsanqa Dube:

    It is good that Mnangagwa realizes that people in Bulawayo are peaceful and will not use violence. I hope the government will not use this terrorist act as an excuse to target those who oppose this regime.

Images & Illustrations of oppose

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