oppose meaning

EN[əˈpəʊz] [əˈpoʊz] [-əʊz]
FR oppose

    Definition of oppose in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGopposesPRopposingPT, PPopposedSUF-ose
    1. To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
      1. to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress
      2. There is still time to oppose this plan.
    2. To object to.
      1. Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
    3. To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
      1. They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
    4. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
      1. To compete with; to strive against.
        1. to oppose a rival for a prize
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • We overpowered the opposing army within a couple of hours.
        • Curran, who opposes the papal ban on contraception, contends theologians may legitimately dissent from noninfallible teachings.
        • "a Schwarzschild spacetime," "a Reissner-Nordström spacetime," etc. as opposed to sense (2) describing the universe's spacetime as a whole: "a Minkowski spacetime," "a 5-dimensional spacetime," etc.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • While the supplanted transformationalism was not specifically Neo-Confucian, a central prop of the newly elevated emperorship affirmed a Han-dynasty contention that Zhu Xi had opposed.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
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      1. en opposed
      2. fr oppose
      3. fr opposer
      4. fr opposez
      5. en opposes
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      Grammatically, this word "oppose" is a verb.
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