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  Definition of oppose
  1. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
  2. be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
  3. set into opposition or rivalry; "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"
  4. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don''t fight it!"
  5. act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
  6. oppose with equal weight or force
Similar Words: controvert, contradict, pit, match, play off, fight, fight back, fight down, defend, react, counterbalance

 

Hyponyms: contest, contend, repugn, veto, blackball, negative, protest, resist, dissent, recalcitrate, stand, fend, hold out, withstand, stand firm, repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back, pursue, follow up on, act on, buck, go against, backfire, backlash, counterweight, counterpoise, counterpose

 

Derivational Morphology: resistance, opposition, adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister, playoff, match, opposite, confrontation, fight, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser

 

 
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