- to assail by criticism, argument, or action.
- to call in question; dispute.
Origin of oppugn
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- (tr) to call into question; dispute
C15: from Latin oppugnāre, from ob- against + pugnāre to fight, from pugnus clenched fist; see pugnacious
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Word Origin and History for oppugn
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