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Meaning & Definition of Oppose in English

English

Oppose

/əpoʊz/

verb

1. Be against

  • Express opposition to
  • "We oppose the ban on abortion"
    synonym:
  • oppose

2. Fight against or resist strongly

  • "The senator said he would oppose the bill"
  • "Don't fight it!"
    synonym:
  • fight
  • ,
  • oppose
  • ,
  • fight back
  • ,
  • fight down
  • ,
  • defend

3. Contrast with equal weight or force

    synonym:
  • oppose
  • ,
  • counterbalance

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • oppose
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • play off

5. Act against or in opposition to

  • "She reacts negatively to everything i say"
    synonym:
  • react
  • ,
  • oppose

6. Be resistant to

  • "The board opposed his motion"
    synonym:
  • oppose
  • ,
  • controvert
  • ,
  • contradict

Examples of using

The more I advise the young people, the less they oppose me.
When two armies oppose one another, those who can fight should fight, those who can't fight should guard, those who can't guard should flee, those who can't flee should surrender, and those who can't surrender should die.
Don't oppose him.