Refuse to support, oppose in a dispute, as in The older club members sided against the new program director and her strenuous exercise programs. [First half of 1700s] For the antonym, see side with.
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To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.
Spouting off against police online has become criminalized in recent weeks.
The reason we were liberals is we were against oppression.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.Children's Ways|James Sully