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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opposing - characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing) armies"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

opposing

adjective
2. rival, warring, conflicting, clashing, competing, enemy, opposite, hostile, combatant, antagonistic, antipathetic The leader said he still favoured a dialogue between the opposing sides.

opposing

adjective
Translations
protichůdný
modsat
vastustava
protivan
反対する
반대하는
motstående
ซึ่งต่อต้าน
trái ngược

opposing

[əˈpəʊzɪŋ] ADJ [views, ideas] → opuesto, contrario; [team] → contrario; [army] → enemigo
we've always had opposing views on politicsnuestras ideas políticas siempre han sido opuestas or contrarias
they found themselves on opposing sides in the waren la guerra se encontraron luchando en bandos contrarios

opposing

[əˈpəʊzɪŋ] adj
[side, team] → opposé(e)
to be on opposing sides (fig) (= not in agreement) → ne pas être du même côté de la barrière
Parents and children are on opposing sides of most arguments
[tendency, point of view] → opposé(e)

opposing

adj teamgegnerisch; armyfeindlich; charactersentgegengesetzt, gegensätzlich; viewsgegensätzlich; minorityopponierend; to be on opposing sidesauf entgegengesetzten Seiten stehen

opposing

[əˈpəʊzɪŋ] adj (tendencies, points of view) → opposto/a; (team) → avversario/a

opposing

مُعَارِضٌ لِ protichůdný modsat gegnerisch αντιθετικός contrario vastustava adverse protivan opposto 反対する 반대하는 tegenovergesteld motstridende przeciwstawny antagónico, antagônico противостоящий motstående ซึ่งต่อต้าน karşı çıkan trái ngược 相反的
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