This page has 8 definitions of oppose in English, French, and Italian. Oppose is a verb. Examples of how to use oppose in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English oppose definition
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈpəʊz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈpoʊz/, [ʔəpʰoʊːz̥]
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- Rhymes: -əʊz
- Hyphenation: op‧pose
- To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against.
- Synonyms: confront, withstand, resist, hinder, obstruct, buck
- to oppose the king in battle
- to oppose a bill in Congress
- There is still time to oppose this plan.
- 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iv]:
- I am […] too weak / To oppose your cunning.
- To object to.
- To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
- They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
- 1689 December (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], Two Treatises of Government: […], London: […] Awnsham Churchill, […], OCLC 83985187:, Book I
- I may […] oppose my single opinion to his.
- 1839, Philip Meadows Taylor, Confessions of a Thug:
- [T]hree walls had been left standing, with large intervals between each; and they would certainly oppose a most formidable interruption to an invader.
- To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Her grace sat down […] / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.
- be against, fight (against), check, bar, block, prevent, take on, counter, contest, resist, confront, face, combat, defy, thwart, contradict, withstand, stand up to, hinder, struggle against, obstruct, fly in the face of, take issue with, be hostile to, counterattack, speak out against, be in opposition to, be in defiance of, strive against, set one's face against, take a stand, make a stand against
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- oppose in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- oppose in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- oppose at OneLook Dictionary Search.
French oppose definition
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Italian oppose definition