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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.

opposed

(əˈpəʊzd)
adj
not in favour of; againstnot corresponding; opposite; different
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opposed - being in opposition or having an opponent; "two bitterly opposed schools of thought"
unopposed - not having opposition or an opponent; "unopposed military forces"; "the candidate was unopposed"

opposed

adjective
1. against, anti (informal), hostile, adverse, contra (informal), in opposition, averse, antagonistic, inimical, (dead) set against I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism.
2. contrary, opposite, conflicting, opposing, clashing, counter, adverse, contradictory, in opposition, incompatible, antithetical, antipathetic, dissentient people with views almost diametrically opposed to his own
as opposed to in contrast with, rather than, as against, as contrasted with We ate in the restaurant, as opposed to our rooms.

opposed

adjective
Acting against or in opposition:
Translations
být proti
modstillet
vastaan
protivan
反対した
반대한
motsatt
ถูกต่อต้าน
chống đối

opposed

[əˈpəʊzd] ADJ
1. (= in disagreement) to be opposed to sthoponerse a algo, estar en contra de algo
he is strongly opposed to the use of forcese opone enérgicamente al uso de la fuerza, está totalmente en contra del uso de la fuerza
they have diametrically opposed views on abortiontienen opiniones diametralmente opuestas sobre el aborto
2. as opposed to (= rather than) → en vez de; (= compared to) → a diferencia de
why did you become a Republican, as opposed to a Democrat?¿por qué te hiciste republicano, en vez de demócrata?
savings as opposed to investmentslos ahorros a diferencia de las inversiones

opposed

[əˈpəʊzd] adj
to be opposed to sth (= against) → être opposé(e) à qch
I've always been opposed to violence → J'ai toujours été opposé à la violence.
[ideas, systems] (= opposite) → opposé(e)
a conflict of directly opposed aims → un conflit lié à des objectifs antinomiques
as opposed to (= rather than) → plutôt que (= as distinguished from) → par opposition à

opposed

adj
pred (= hostile)dagegen; to be opposed to somebody/somethinggegen jdn/etw sein; I am opposed to your going awayich bin dagegen, dass Sie gehen
(= opposite, contrasted)entgegengesetzt, gegensätzlich; aims, views, attitudesgegensätzlich; opposed to all reasonentgegen aller Vernunft
as opposed toim Gegensatz zu

opposed

[əˈpəʊzd] adj (conflicting, ideas) → contrastante, opposto/a
to be opposed to → essere contrario/a a
as opposed to (in contrast to) → in confronto a, rispetto a (instead of) → invece che or di
how important is financial success, as opposed to job satisfaction? → quanto è importante il successo in termini economici rispetto alla soddisfazione che dà il lavoro?

opposed

مُعَارِضٌ لِ být proti modstillet abgeneigt αντίθετος opuesto vastaan opposé protivan contrario 反対した 반대한 tegenstander van motsatt przeciwny oposto выступающий против motsatt ถูกต่อต้าน karşı chống đối 反对的

oppose

, opposed
v. oponer, resistir; oponerse, resistirse.
References in classic literature ?
Inclination as well as perversity made the decision easy, and being already much excited, Meg opposed the old lady with unusual spirit.
The Mengwe, the Maquas, the Mingoes, and the Iroquois, though not all strictly the same, are identified frequently by the speakers, being politically confederated and opposed to those just named.
Against this rude form of domesticity were opposed the chromo-tinted dresses and extravagant complexions of a few single unattended women--happily seen more often at night behind gilded bars than in the garish light of day--and an equal number of pale-faced, dark-moustached, well-dressed, and suspiciously idle men.
At every step he was incited to do some strange, wild, wicked thing or other, with a sense that it would be at once involuntary and intentional, in spite of himself, yet growing out of a profounder self than that which opposed the impulse.
I quite understand your feeling," I hastened to reply; but I thought it, after an instant, not opposed to this concession to pursue: "Did she die here?
I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense.
There were four days that the Ashland Avenue cars were stalled, and in those days, for the first time in his life, Jurgis knew what it was to be really opposed.
He is despotic, and unmerciful to insubordination; he would shoot a fellow down with as little remorse as he would shoot a buck, if he opposed him.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
She was a commoner, and had been sent here on her bridal night by Sir Breuse Sance Pite, a neighboring lord whose vassal her father was, and to which said lord she had refused what has since been called le droit du seigneur, and, moreover, had opposed violence to violence and spilt half a gill of his almost sacred blood.
I ain't opposed to spending money on circuses when there ain't no other way, but there ain't no use in WASTING it on them.
I find that the Count Angelo Capello is opposed to our creed--is a teetotaler, in fact, and was not intending to apply for membership with us.