oppose
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈpəʊz/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈpoʊz/, [ʔəpʰoʊːz̥]
Verb

oppose (opposes, present participle opposing; past and past participle opposed)

  1. To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against.
    Synonyms: confront, withstand, resist, hinder, obstruct, buck
    to oppose the king in battle
    to oppose a bill in Congress
    There is still time to oppose this plan.
    • 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iv]:
      I am […] too weak / To oppose your cunning.
  2. To object to.
    Synonyms: take issue with, speak out, contest, repugn, argue
    Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
  3. To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
    They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
    • 1689 December (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], Two Treatises of Government: […], London: […] Awnsham Churchill, […], OCLC 83985187 ↗:
      , Book I
      I may […] oppose my single opinion to his.
  4. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
    • 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
      Her grace sat down […] / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.
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  • Russian: противопоставить
Translations
  • Russian: противопоставить



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