Associations to the word «Oppose»


OPPOSE, verb. 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.
OPPOSE, verb. To object to.
OPPOSE, verb. To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
OPPOSE, verb. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
OPPOSE, verb. To compete with; to strive against.

Dictionary definition

OPPOSE, verb. Be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion".
OPPOSE, verb. Fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!".
OPPOSE, verb. Contrast with equal weight or force.
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".
OPPOSE, verb. Act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say".
OPPOSE, verb. Be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley