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Inherited from Middle French contre, from Old French contre, from Latin contra.
- against (in physical contact with)
- La paille est contre la maison
- the straw is against the house
- Elle s'appuie contre le mur.
- She's pushing against the wall.
- against (not in favor of)
- Les citoyens sont pour, mais les hommes politiques sont contre.
- The citizens are for, but the politicians are against.
- against (having as an opponent)
- Ce soir: Lille contre Marseille en direct.
- Tonight: Lille against Marseille live.
- as against (as opposed to, compared to, in contrast with)
- 10% des hommes ont eu plus de cent partenaires sexuels, contre 5% seulement des femmes.
- 10 percent of all men have had more than a hundred sexual partners, as opposed to 5 percent of all women.
- in exchange for
- On peut échanger ces billets contre un repas gratuit.
- These tickets can be exchanged for a free meal.
- inflection of contrer:
contre m (plural contres)
- ⇒ Italian: contrare
- “contre”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Borrowed from Old French contree, from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrāta.
contre (plural contrees)
- region, area
- A political division, including:
- homeland, fatherland
- country, countryside (as opposed to the city)
- The people of a region, country, or province; the local people.
- “cǒntrẹ̄(e, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-10.
From Old French contre.
- French: contre
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