- 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 opposersplayer, aspirant, competitor, candidate, foe, entrant, contestant, match, resister, opposition, adversary, antagonist, enemy, challenger, rival, bandit, assailant, con, anti, litigant
Examples from the Web for opposers
Historical Examples of opposers
But the opposers are usually members of either of the interested families.The Suitors of Yvonne
We love not the rebukers of our sins, or the opposers of our pleasures.
The opposers of slavery profess to be governed alone by the teachings of the Bible, in their war upon this institution.
The opposers were put to shame, and ever since has that meeting-house been free.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger
Elihu G. Holland
This I had no freedom to do, and so they continued my opposers.
- (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