oppose - definitions and synonyms

oppose verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : be against; express opposition to

    Example Sentenses:

    • We oppose the ban on abortion

  2. English Meaning: 

    : fight against or resist strongly

    Example Sentenses:

    • The senator said he would oppose the bill

    • Don't fight it!

    Synonyms:

    defend / fight / fight back / fight down
  3. English Meaning: 

    : contrast with equal weight or force

    Synonyms:

    counterbalance
  4. English Meaning: 

    : set into opposition or rivalry

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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

    Synonyms:

    match / pit / play off
  5. English Meaning: 

    : act against or in opposition to

    Example Sentenses:

    • She reacts negatively to everything I say

    Synonyms:

    react
  6. English Meaning: 

    : be resistant to

    Example Sentenses:

    • The board opposed his motion

    Synonyms:

    contradict / controvert