HyperDic: oppose

English > 6 senses of the word oppose:
VERBcommunicationopposebe against
competitionoppose, fight, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
stativeoppose, counterbalancecontrast with equal weight or force
competitionoppose, pit, match, play offset into opposition or rivalry
socialoppose, reactact against or in opposition to
communicationoppose, controvert, contradictbe resistant to
oppose > pronunciation
Soundsahpow'z
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe against; express opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot oppose Sue
Example"We oppose the ban on abortion"
Narrowercontest, contend, repugnTo make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishoponerse
Adjectivesopponentcharacterized by active / active hostility
Nounsopponent, opposersomeone who offers opposition
oppositionthe action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningfight against or resist strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The senator said he would oppose the bill"
Synonymsfight, fight back, fight down, defend
Narrowerrecalcitrateshow strong objection or repugnance
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backForce or drive back
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
resist, stand, fendwithstand the force of something
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishdefenderse, defender, derrotar, enfrentarse, luchar, oponerse a, oponerse, oponer, pelear
Catalandefensar-se, lluitar, oposar
Adjectivesopponentcharacterized by active / active hostility
Nounsopposersomeone who offers opposition
oppositionthe act of hostile groups opposing each other
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningContrast with equal weight or force.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymcounterbalance
Narrowercounterweight, counterpoise, counterposeconstitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
Broadercontrast, counterpointTo show / show differences when compared
Spanishcompensar, contrabalancear, contrapesar
Catalancontrabalançar, contrapesar
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningSet into opposition or rivalry.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymspit, match, play off
Broaderconfront, faceOppose, as in hostility or a competition
Spanishmedirse con, oponer
Adjectivesopponentcharacterized by active / active hostility
Nounsopponenta contestant that you are matched against
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningact against or in opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymreact
Narrowerbuck, go againstresist
pursue, follow up on, act oncarry further or advance
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishoponerse a, oponer, reaccionar
Adjectivesopponentcharacterized by active / active hostility
Nounsopposersomeone who offers opposition
English > oppose: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningBe resistant to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The board opposed his motion"
Synonymscontrovert, contradict
Narrowerprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
veto, blackball, negativeVote against
Broaderrefute, rebutoverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
Spanishcontradecir
Catalancontradir
Adjectivesopponentcharacterized by active / active hostility
Nounsopposersomeone who offers opposition

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