[ US /əˈpoʊz/ ]
[ UK /əpˈə‍ʊz/ ]
  1. act against or in opposition to
    She reacts negatively to everything I say
  2. contrast with equal weight or force
  3. fight against or resist strongly
    Don't fight it!
    The senator said he would oppose the bill
  4. be resistant to
    The board opposed his motion
  5. set into opposition or rivalry
    He plays his two children off against each other
    pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    let them match their best athletes against ours
  6. be against; express opposition to
    We oppose the ban on abortion
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How To Use oppose In A Sentence

  • Adults who opposed Mussolini were dealt with harshly.
  • In July, the project came to a standstill for nine days when workers stopped to oppose the use of non-union contract labour on the site.
  • Congress is continuing to oppose the President's healthcare budget.
  • Gates oversaw last year's troop surge in Iraq, which Mr. Obama opposed.
  • Its plans are likely to be fiercely opposed by residents, conservation groups and some environmentalists concerned at the impact on the landscape. Times, Sunday Times
  • This role of film as an instance of mass media is opposed to that of Adorno, who could only conceptualise the mass media as a means of stupefying the masses in a capitalist society.
  • Your brand of beer, the artwork on your walls, your choice of dog - a pure-bred poodle as opposed to a mutt - are all potential status details.
  • Definitions of what was at stake were thus diametrically opposed.
  • The Seppos found a cure for fiesty natives, opposed to cultural imperialism and resident in heavily afforested regions - they called it Napalm. Cheeseburger Gothic » Just got back from Avatar.
  • We need to support those Members of Parliament opposed to these new foundation hospitals.
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