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oppose

op·pose

oppose

 
 
pronunciation:
poz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: opposed, opposes, opposing
definition 1: to think, act, or be against; resist.
The students oppose the idea of a longer school day.
synonyms:
block, combat, fight, resist
antonyms:
advocate, back, champion, support, uphold
similar words:
battle, buck, challenge, confront, contend with, contest, contradict, criticize, cross, curb, defy, dispute, face up to, hinder, object to, obstruct, protest, reject, side against, strive against, withstand
definition 2: to balance; be in contrast to.
Her desire to be alone opposes her wish to join the drama club.
synonyms:
counter
similar words:
balance, contrast, offset, pit against
derivations: opposed (adj.), opposingly (adv.), opposer (n.)
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