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oppugn

op·pugn

oppugn

 
 
pronunciation:
pyun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: oppugned, oppugning, oppugns
definition: to oppose, contradict, criticize, or call into question.
She oppugned each one of my arguments.
synonyms:
challenge, contest, contradict, controvert, dispute, impugn, oppose
similar words:
argue, assail, attack, contravene, criticize, debate, object, question, rebut, refute
Word Parts
The word oppugn contains the following part:
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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