verb (used with object)
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
Word Origin for oppugn
C15: from Latin oppugnāre, from ob- against + pugnāre to fight, from pugnus clenched fist; see pugnacious
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