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op·pose

 (ə-pōz′)
v. op·posed, op·pos·ing, op·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To be or act in contention or conflict with: opposed their crosstown rivals in the season finale.
2. To be hostile or resistant to; try to prevent: opposes the building of a new police station.
3.
a. To set as an opposite in position: opposed the painting with a mirror across the room.
b. To present in counterbalance or contrast: ideas that were opposed to each other in her first book.
v.intr.
To be or act in opposition.
Idiom:
as opposed to
In contrast to: "a Baroque violin that ... uses gut strings as opposed to metal-wound ones" (William Zagorski).

[Middle English opposen, to question, interrogate, from Old French opposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to place) of Latin oppōnere, to oppose (ob-, against; see ob- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots).]

op·pos′er n.
Synonyms: oppose, fight, combat, resist, contest
These verbs mean to try to thwart or defeat someone or prevent or nullify something. Oppose has the widest application: opposed the building of a nuclear power plant. "The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed ... since the early days of the Republic" (E.B. White).
Fight and combat suggest vigor and aggressiveness: "All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance" (Harry S. Truman). "We are not afraid ... to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it" (Thomas Jefferson).
To resist is to strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of: "Pardon was freely extended to all who had resisted the invasion" (John R. Green).
To contest is to call something into question and take an active stand against it: contested her neighbor's claims to her property in court.

oppose

(əˈpəʊz)
vb
1. (tr) to fight against, counter, or resist strongly
2. (tr) to be hostile or antagonistic to; be against
3. (tr) to place or set in opposition; contrast or counterbalance
4. (tr) to place opposite or facing
5. (intr) to be or act in opposition
[C14: via Old French from Latin oppōnere, from ob- against + pōnere to place]
opˈposer n
opˈposing adj
opˈposingly adv
oppositive adj

op•pose

(əˈpoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. 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.
v.i.
7. to be in opposition.
Idioms:
as opposed to, as contrasted with.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French opposer,b. Latin oppōnere to set against and Old French poser to pose1]
op•pos′er, n.
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.

oppose


Past participle: opposed
Gerund: opposing

Imperative
oppose
oppose
Present
I oppose
you oppose
he/she/it opposes
we oppose
you oppose
they oppose
Preterite
I opposed
you opposed
he/she/it opposed
we opposed
you opposed
they opposed
Present Continuous
I am opposing
you are opposing
he/she/it is opposing
we are opposing
you are opposing
they are opposing
Present Perfect
I have opposed
you have opposed
he/she/it has opposed
we have opposed
you have opposed
they have opposed
Past Continuous
I was opposing
you were opposing
he/she/it was opposing
we were opposing
you were opposing
they were opposing
Past Perfect
I had opposed
you had opposed
he/she/it had opposed
we had opposed
you had opposed
they had opposed
Future
I will oppose
you will oppose
he/she/it will oppose
we will oppose
you will oppose
they will oppose
Future Perfect
I will have opposed
you will have opposed
he/she/it will have opposed
we will have opposed
you will have opposed
they will have opposed
Future Continuous
I will be opposing
you will be opposing
he/she/it will be opposing
we will be opposing
you will be opposing
they will be opposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opposing
you have been opposing
he/she/it has been opposing
we have been opposing
you have been opposing
they have been opposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opposing
you will have been opposing
he/she/it will have been opposing
we will have been opposing
you will have been opposing
they will have been opposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opposing
you had been opposing
he/she/it had been opposing
we had been opposing
you had been opposing
they had been opposing
Conditional
I would oppose
you would oppose
he/she/it would oppose
we would oppose
you would oppose
they would oppose
Past Conditional
I would have opposed
you would have opposed
he/she/it would have opposed
we would have opposed
you would have opposed
they would have opposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.oppose - be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
contest, repugn, contend - to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
2.oppose - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
recalcitrate - show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient; "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"
fend, resist, stand - withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
stand firm, withstand, hold out, resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
drive back, fight off, repulse, rebuff, repel - force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
3.oppose - contrast with equal weight or force
counterpoise, counterpose, counterweight - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterpoint, contrast - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
4.oppose - set into opposition or rivalryoppose - 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"
confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
5.oppose - act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
act on, follow up on, pursue - carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
buck, go against - resist; "buck the trend"
6.oppose - be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
rebut, refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
negative, veto, blackball - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"

oppose

verb be against, fight (against), check, bar, block, prevent, take on, counter, contest, resist, confront, face, combat, defy, thwart, contradict, withstand, stand up to, hinder, struggle against, obstruct, fly in the face of, take issue with, be hostile to, counterattack, speak (out) against, be in opposition to, be in defiance of, strive against, set your face against, take or make a stand against Mr Taylor was bitter towards those who had opposed him.
be against back, help, support, aid, advance, defend, promote, advocate, espouse

oppose

verb
1. To place in opposition or be in opposition to:
Idioms: bump heads with, meet head-on, set at odds, set at someone's throat, trade blows.
2. To take a stand against:
Translations
يُعارِضيُعارِضُّ
oponovat
bekæmpemodarbejdemodsætte (sig)
vastustaa
protiviti se
ellenezszembehelyezkedikszemben
standa gegn, fara upp á mótivera mótfallinn, standa gegn
反対する
반대하다
būti nusistačiusiam priešbūti priešininkuo ne
būt par pretiniekukonkurētnepiekristprotestētuzstāties pret
byť protibyť v opozícii
nasprotovati
bestrida
ต่อต้าน
phản đối

oppose

[əˈpəʊz] VT
1. (= disagree with) → oponerse a, estar en contra de
67% are in favour of the measure and 33% oppose itel 67% está a favor de la medida y el 33% restante se opone or está en contra
they opposed the motionse opusieron a la moción
2. (= combat) → luchar contra, combatir
I have no wish to oppose progressno deseo luchar contra or combatir el progreso
he may decide to oppose him at the next electionpuede que decida enfrentarse a él en las próximas elecciones

oppose

[əˈpəʊz] vts'opposer à

oppose

vt
(= be against)ablehnen; (= fight against)sich entgegenstellen or entgegensetzen (+dat), → opponieren gegen (form); leadership, orders, plans, decisions, sb’s wishessich widersetzen (+dat); governmentsich stellen gegen; if you think he is the best I won’t oppose youwenn Sie meinen, dass er der Beste ist, werde ich mich nicht dagegen stellen; he opposes our cominger ist absolut dagegen, dass wir kommen; the President opposes sending the refugees backder Präsident lehnt eine Rückführung der Flüchtlinge ab
(= stand in opposition: candidate) → kandidieren gegen
(form) (→ +dat) (= set up in opposition)entgegensetzen, entgegenstellen; (= contrast)gegenüberstellen

oppose

[əˈpəʊz] vt (gen) → opporsi a
she opposes my leaving → è contraria alla mia partenza

oppose

(əˈpəuz) verb
1. to resist or fight against (someone or something) by force or argument. We oppose the government on this matter.
2. to act or compete against. Who is opposing him in the election?
as opposed to
separate or distinct from; in contrast with. I would prefer it if we met in the morning, as opposed to the evening.

oppose

يُعارِضُّ oponovat modsætte (sig) ablehnen αντιτίθεμαι oponerse, oponerse a vastustaa s’opposer à protiviti se opporsi 反対する 반대하다 zich verzetten tegen motsette (seg) sprzeciwić się opor-se быть против bestrida ต่อต้าน karşı çıkmak phản đối 反对

oppose

, opposed
v. oponer, resistir; oponerse, resistirse.
References in classic literature ?
He is very decided, but never will be obstinate, if you reason kindly, not oppose impatiently.
exclaimed the youth; "the Hurons are not here; we may make good the caverns, we may oppose their landing.
They carried this expedition so secretly, that the unwary inhabitants did not discover them, until they fired upon the forts; and, not being prepared to oppose them, were obliged to surrender themselves miserable captives to barbarous savages, who immediately after tomahawked one man and two women, and loaded all the others with heavy baggage, forcing them along toward their towns, able or unable to march.
Grose's steps so marked a direction--a direction that made her, when she perceived it, oppose a resistance that showed me she was freshly mystified.
Starbuck now is mine; cannot oppose me now, without rebellion.
So Ahab's proceedings in this matter were not unusual; the only strange thing about them seemed to be, that Starbuck, almost the one only man who had ever ventured to oppose him with anything in the slightest degree approaching to decision --one of those too, whose faithfulness on the look-out he had seemed to doubt somewhat; --it was strange, that this was the very man he should select for his watchman;
It owned the legislatures in every state in which it did business; it even owned some of the big newspapers, and made public opinion--there was no power in the land that could oppose it unless, perhaps, it were the Poolroom Trust.
Dinah had heard, from various sources, what was going on, and resolved to stand on defensive and conservative ground,--mentally determined to oppose and ignore every new measure, without any actual observable contest.
The young man had been the first admirer, but she trusted there was no other hold, and that there would be no serious difficulty, on Harriet's side, to oppose any friendly arrangement of her own.
On THAT head, therefore, it was not for her to oppose her mother's intention of removing into Devonshire.
Since I had ascertained that Rosamond really preferred him, and that her father was not likely to oppose the match, I--less exalted in my views than St.
If his servants oppose me, I shall threaten them off with these pistols.