verb (used with object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
Origin of oppose
Examples from the Web for opposed
Thirty-six percent were in favor and 38 percent were opposed.
The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NRA opposed a new California law that will help prevent gun deaths, homicides and suicides both.
This is a story that celebrates difference, as opposed to the story of a dysfunctional kid.
These sexual, earthy, animal-human deities really were opposed to everything the early Christians venerated as holy.
The project was opposed by the one person with a pertinacity that Julian was sure could mean only one thing.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
He sed he had kept a pretty close watch on the newspapers to see ef eny of them opposed the war or advocated slavery.
Dorothy was opposed to the idea and she said so, but her opinion was overridden by the two men.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
Some things are opposed to others relatively, others privatively, and others by contradiction.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I|Martin Luther
The great, opposed forces lay on their arms, the one closely drawn by the river, the other on the southern hills.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for opposed
Word Origin for oppose
Word Origin and History for opposed
late 14c., from Old French oposer "oppose, resist, rival; contradict, state opposing point of view" (12c.), from poser "to place, lay down" (see pose (v.1)), blended with Latin opponere "oppose, object to, set against" (see opponent). Related: Opposed; opposing.