opponent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin from opponere, to oppose

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

opponent (plural opponents)

  1. An individual or group who is a rival of another.
  2. One who attempts to stop the progression of.
  3. One who objects to.
  4. In team sports, a player of an opposite team.

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Adjective[edit]

opponent (comparative more opponent, superlative most opponent)

  1. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

oppōnent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of oppōnō