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    oppose - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oppose

    Definition
    (verb) be against; express opposition to
    Example Sentence
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
    Definition
    (verb) fight against or resist strongly
    Synonyms : defend , fight , fight back , fight down
    Example Sentence
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!
    Definition
    (verb) contrast with equal weight or force
    Synonyms : counterbalance
    Definition
    (verb) set into opposition or rivalry
    Synonyms : match , pit , play off
    Example Sentence
    • let them match their best athletes against ours
    • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    • He plays his two children off against each other
    Definition
    (verb) act against or in opposition to
    Synonyms : react
    Example Sentence
    • She reacts negatively to everything I say
    Definition
    (verb) be resistant to
    Synonyms : contradict , controvert
    Example Sentence
    • The board opposed his motion
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