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English verb: oppose

1. oppose (communication) be against; express opposition to


SamplesWe oppose the ban on abortion.


ExamplesSam cannot oppose Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)argue, contend, debate, fence


Narrower (hyponym)contend, contest, repugn

2. oppose (competition) fight against or resist strongly


SamplesThe senator said he would oppose the bill.
Don't fight it!.


Synonymsdefend, fight, fight back, fight down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)drive back, fend, fight off, hold out, rebuff, recalcitrate, repel, repulse, resist, resist, stand, stand firm, withstand

3. oppose (stative) contrast with equal weight or force


Synonymscounterbalance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contrast, counterpoint


Narrower (hyponym)counterpoise, counterpose, counterweight

4. oppose (competition) set into opposition or rivalry


SamplesLet them match their best athletes against ours.
Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
He plays his two children off against each other.


Synonymsmatch, pit, play off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confront, face

5. oppose (social) act against or in opposition to


SamplesShe reacts negatively to everything I say.


Synonymsreact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)act on, buck, follow up on, go against, pursue

6. oppose (communication) be resistant to


SamplesThe board opposed his motion.


Synonymscontradict, controvert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rebut, refute


Narrower (hyponym)blackball, dissent, negative, protest, resist, veto









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