[ US /əˈpoʊz/ ]
[ UK /əpˈəʊz/ ]
[ UK /əpˈəʊz/ ]
act against or in opposition to
She reacts negatively to everything I say
- contrast with equal weight or force
fight against or resist strongly
Don't fight it!
The senator said he would oppose the bill
be resistant to
The board opposed his motion
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
be against; express opposition to
We oppose the ban on abortion
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.