verb (used with object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), op·posed, op·pos·ing.
- opportunity cost,
- opportunity shop,
- opposable thumb,
- opposed-piston engine,
- opposer muscle of little finger
Origin of oppose
Examples from the Web for opposing
The king set about punishing Marshal, opposing his attempts to establish his family in their lands in Ireland and Wales.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We chat like soldiers from opposing sides decades after the last bullet was fired.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There will be two opposing approaches and voters in 2016 will have a clearer choice.
A fellow justice also accused McCaffery of attempting to coerce him into opposing Castille.
In the U.S. view a small group—or cadre—of fierce red ants have taken power and are opposing the black-ant majority.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally a good method of refuting the claim of importance made for an opposing proposition is by amplifying and diminishing.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
I had come into a place mute of all light, that bellows as the sea does in a tempest, if it be combated by opposing winds.
Two thousand rifles were taken, and the opposing party was left without arms.The Story of the Outlaw|Emerson Hough
Almost every section had special reasons for opposing the measure.
Edmund, after the defeat of the opposing army, sends Lear and Cordelia to prison.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
Word Origin for oppose
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.