Dictionary Results for oppose


1. oppose - verb

· be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"

Hypernym(s): argue, contend, debate, fence




2. oppose - verb

· fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

Synonym(s): fight, fight_back, fight_down, defend

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle




3. oppose - verb

· contrast with equal weight or force

Synonym(s): counterbalance

Hypernym(s): contrast, counterpoint




4. oppose - verb

· set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"

Synonym(s): pit, match, play_off

Hypernym(s): confront, face




5. oppose - verb

· act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

Synonym(s): react

Hypernym(s): act, move




6. oppose - verb

· be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"

Synonym(s): controvert, contradict

Hypernym(s): refute, rebut





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