See also: opposé
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈpəʊz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈpoʊz/
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- Rhymes: -əʊz
- Hyphenation: op‧pose
- To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
- to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress
- There is still time to oppose this plan.
- To object to.
- Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
- To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
- They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
- John Locke
- I may […] oppose my single opinion to his.
- 1839, Philip Meadows Taylor, Confessions of a Thug
- [T]hree walls had been left standing, with large intervals between each; and they would certainly oppose a most formidable interruption to an invader.
- To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- Her grace sat down […] / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.
- To compete with; to strive against.
- to oppose a rival for a prize
- I am […] too weak / To oppose your cunning.
- (to attempt to stop the progression of): gainstand, gainstay, withset, withstand, withstay
- (to oppose in speech): withspeak
to attempt to stop the progression of
to object to
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Translations to be checked
- oppose in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- oppose in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of