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opponent

op·po·nent

opponent

 
pronunciation:
po nnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who fights, plays, or takes a position against another.
I never win at tennis when he is my opponent.
 
synonyms:
adversary, antagonist
antonyms:
advocate
similar words:
competitor, enemy, opposition, rival
Word Parts
The word opponent contains the following parts:
op- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix op- is an assimilated form of ob- used before roots beginning with "p," such as "pos." See ob-.
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