Oppose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpəʊz|  American pronunciation of the word oppose
Brit.  |əˈpəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word oppose


- be against; express opposition to
We oppose the ban on abortion
- fight against or resist strongly (syn: defend, fight, fight back, fight down)
The senator said he would oppose the bill
- contrast with equal weight or force (syn: counterbalance)
- set into opposition or rivalry (syn: match, pit, play off)
- act against or in opposition to (syn: react)
- be resistant to (syn: contradict, controvert)
The board opposed his motion

Extra examples

The governor opposes the death penalty.

The change is opposed by many of the town's business leaders.

The group opposes the mayor and is trying to find a candidate to run against her.

You've opposed every suggestion I've made.

He met the man who will oppose him in the next election.

These two teams opposed each other in last year's playoffs.

We're hoping we can get more senators to oppose the legislation.

The world does not oppose religion as such.

They opposed the idea of ascending further.

He is opposed by two other candidates.

Congress is continuing to oppose the President's healthcare budget.

There was a major campaign to oppose the building of a nuclear reactor.

He intends to oppose the prime minister in the leadership election.

We oppose the ban on abortion

The senator said he would oppose the bill

Word forms

I/you/we/they: oppose
he/she/it: opposes
present participle: opposing
past tense: opposed
past participle: opposed
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