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See also: opposé
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈpəʊz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈpoʊz/
Audio (US) (file)
- 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.
- I am […] too weak / To oppose your cunning.
- 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 attempt to stop the progression of): withstand, resist, hinder, obstruct, buck
- (to oppose in speech): take issue with, speak out against, contest, repugn, argue (against)
- be against, fight (against), check, bar, block, prevent, take on, counter, contest, resist, confront, face, combat, defy, thwart, contradict, withstand, stand up to, hinder, struggle against, obstruct, fly in the face of, take issue with, be hostile to, counterattack, speak out against, be in opposition to, be in defiance of, strive against, set one's face against, take a stand, make a stand against
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 object to
To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
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
- oppose at OneLook Dictionary Search
- 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