- to act against or provide resistance to; combat.
- to stand in the way of; hinder; obstruct.
- to set as an opponent or adversary.
- to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion: to oppose a resolution in a debate.
- to set as an obstacle or hindrance.
- to set against in some relation, especially as to demonstrate a comparison or contrast: to oppose advantages to disadvantages.
- to use or take as being opposite or contrary.
- to set (something) over against something else in place, or to set (two things) so as to face or be opposite to one another.
- to be or act in opposition.
Origin of oppose
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Antonyms for oppose
Related Words for opposerplayer, aspirant, competitor, candidate, foe, entrant, contestant, match, resister, opposition, adversary, antagonist, enemy, challenger, rival, bandit, assailant, con, anti, litigant
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Historical Examples of opposer
I would a thousand times rather have you a reformer than an opposer of reforms.Bert Lloyd's Boyhood
J. McDonald Oxley
At Nottingham he had a controversy with Rice Jones, an opposer of the earlier visit.George Fox
Now the opposer had been destroyed, and no further obstacle stood in his path.Menotah
Ernest G. Henham
The dissuader and opposer of the agrarian law now began to be popular.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
Her husband was a cripple, almost helpless, an unbeliever, and to some extent an opposer of religion.The Wonders of Prayer
- (tr) to fight against, counter, or resist strongly
- (tr) to be hostile or antagonistic to; be against
- (tr) to place or set in opposition; contrast or counterbalance
- (tr) to place opposite or facing
- (intr) to be or act in opposition