opposed


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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 ?
Things are said to be opposed in four senses: (i) as correlatives to one another, (ii) as contraries to one another, (iii) as privatives to positives, (iv) as affirmatives to negatives.
There is the same type of antithesis in both cases; for just as blindness is opposed to sight, so is being blind opposed to having sight.
But such a war does not fit in under any rule and is directly opposed to a well-known rule of tactics which is accepted as infallible.
Having intimated their more pacific purpose, the champions retreated to the extremity of the lists, where they remained drawn up in a line; while the challengers, sallying each from his pavilion, mounted their horses, and, headed by Brian de Bois-Guilbert, descended from the platform, and opposed themselves individually to the knights who had touched their respective shields.
Is it not true, Monsieur d'Artagnan, that I have opposed nothing?
Name any one of the men who have opposed your schemes, and I will overtake HIM.
de Turenne found himself when opposed to the Prince de Conde at Jargeau, Gien and the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
Of the opponents, though, they knew little or nothing, and now as the two sides took their places upon the black and orange squares of the great jetan board Gahan obtained, for the first time, a close view of those who opposed him.
A few representatives of the people would be opposed to the people themselves; or rather one set of representatives would be contending against thirteen sets of representatives, with the whole body of their common constituents on the side of the latter.
At the end of our journey it is time to return to the question from which we set out, namely: What is it that characterizes mind as opposed to matter?
Again, a high wall of granite towered high above their heads and opposed their advance.
But we haven't opposed him yet," her father answered.