What does oppose mean?

Definitions for oppose
əˈpoʊzop·pose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposeverb

    be against; express opposition to

    "We oppose the ban on abortion"

  2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendverb

    fight against or resist strongly

    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

  3. oppose, counterbalanceverb

    contrast with equal weight or force

  4. pit, oppose, match, play offverb

    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, opposeverb

    act against or in opposition to

    "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

  6. oppose, controvert, contradictverb

    be resistant to

    "The board opposed his motion"

Wiktionary

  1. opposeverb

    To attempt to stop the progression of.

    There is still time to oppose this plan.

  2. opposeverb

    To object to.

  3. opposeverb

    To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

  4. 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.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. President Francois Hollande:

    The terrorists want to divide us, to oppose us, to pit us against one another. They will fail. They have the cult of death, we have the love of life.

  2. Zhang Shujun:

    Our attitude is very clear when it comes to historical nihilism, and that is to have a clear-cut stance on opposing it, to oppose any mistaken point of view or tendency on party history.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    But I opposed a waiver for Gen. James Mattis, and I will oppose a waiver for Gen. Austin, i don't think we ought to be doing these waivers.

  4. Ehsan Khoman:

    Russia, China, Turkey and India will likely all oppose the sanctions and keep their current levels of Iranian crude purchases.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week, how that happens really depends on our Democratic friends. How many of them are willing to oppose cloture on a partisan basis to kill a Supreme Court nominee.

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