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op·pugn

 (ə-pyo͞on′)
tr.v. op·pugned, op·pugn·ing, op·pugns
To oppose, contradict, or call into question.

[Middle English oppugnen, from Latin oppugnāre, to attack : ob-, against; see ob- + pugnāre, to fight with the fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

op·pugn′er n.

oppugn

(əˈpjuːn)
vb
(tr) to call into question; dispute
[C15: from Latin oppugnāre, from ob- against + pugnāre to fight, from pugnus clenched fist; see pugnacious]
opˈpugner n

op•pugn

(əˈpyun)

v.t.
1. to assail, esp. by criticism.
2. to call in question; dispute.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin oppugnāre to oppose, attack]
op•pugn′er, n.

oppugn


Past participle: oppugned
Gerund: oppugning

Imperative
oppugn
oppugn
Present
I oppugn
you oppugn
he/she/it oppugns
we oppugn
you oppugn
they oppugn
Preterite
I oppugned
you oppugned
he/she/it oppugned
we oppugned
you oppugned
they oppugned
Present Continuous
I am oppugning
you are oppugning
he/she/it is oppugning
we are oppugning
you are oppugning
they are oppugning
Present Perfect
I have oppugned
you have oppugned
he/she/it has oppugned
we have oppugned
you have oppugned
they have oppugned
Past Continuous
I was oppugning
you were oppugning
he/she/it was oppugning
we were oppugning
you were oppugning
they were oppugning
Past Perfect
I had oppugned
you had oppugned
he/she/it had oppugned
we had oppugned
you had oppugned
they had oppugned
Future
I will oppugn
you will oppugn
he/she/it will oppugn
we will oppugn
you will oppugn
they will oppugn
Future Perfect
I will have oppugned
you will have oppugned
he/she/it will have oppugned
we will have oppugned
you will have oppugned
they will have oppugned
Future Continuous
I will be oppugning
you will be oppugning
he/she/it will be oppugning
we will be oppugning
you will be oppugning
they will be oppugning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oppugning
you have been oppugning
he/she/it has been oppugning
we have been oppugning
you have been oppugning
they have been oppugning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oppugning
you will have been oppugning
he/she/it will have been oppugning
we will have been oppugning
you will have been oppugning
they will have been oppugning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oppugning
you had been oppugning
he/she/it had been oppugning
we had been oppugning
you had been oppugning
they had been oppugning
Conditional
I would oppugn
you would oppugn
he/she/it would oppugn
we would oppugn
you would oppugn
they would oppugn
Past Conditional
I would have oppugned
you would have oppugned
he/she/it would have oppugned
we would have oppugned
you would have oppugned
they would have oppugned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.oppugn - challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

oppugn

verb
To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
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