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Synonyms for against
əˈgɛnst, əˈgeɪnstagainst

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  1. againstpreposition

    for, with

  2. againstpreposition

    for, with

  3. againstpreposition

    for, with

  4. againstpreposition

    He turned the umbrella against the wind.

    for, with

  5. againstpreposition

    for, with

  6. againstconjunction

    with, for

  7. againstpreposition

    In a contrary direction to.

    If you swim against the current, you must work harder.

    with, for

  8. againstpreposition

    with, for

  9. againstpreposition

    The giant was silhouetted against the door.

    for, with

  10. againstpreposition

    The puppy rested its head against a paw.

    for, with

  11. againstpreposition

    The rain pounds against the window.

    with, for

  12. againstpreposition

    He stands out against his local classmates

    for, with

  13. againstpreposition

    In competition with, versus.

    The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend.


    for, with

  14. againstpreposition

    with, for

  15. againstpreposition

    with, for

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 4 votes

  1. against

    over, opposite, abutting, opposing, resisting, despite, across, athwart, counter

    with, for, accompanying, aiding, suiting, promoting

Editors Contribution1.0 / 1 vote

  1. antislavery

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. againstprep.

    opposed to, in opposition to, contrary to, adverse to

  2. againstprep.

    facing, fronting, off, opposite to, over against

  3. againstprep.

    in provision for, in expectation of, in preparation for, in anticipation of

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  1. Hassan Rouhani:

    The fall of the oil prices is not just something ordinary and economical, this is not due to only global recession, the main reason for it is (a) political conspiracy by certain countries against the interest of the region and the Islamic world and it is only in the interest of some other countries.

  2. Julius Pyles:

    It's 2021, and now my child is being a part of something that should be dead and gone. I didn't serve this country to then be discriminated against.

  3. Chancellor Kelli Brown:

    Justifiable calls for action can be heard from across our campus community today. Rest assured, the University is taking active steps to address these particular incidents consistent with our University processes and policies ; however, we can not disclose specific actions taken against a specific student( s). With that in mind, our inability to communicate specific actions should not be construed as inaction. Western Carolina University takes seriously the effect that these videos have had on the campus community and will act accordingly.

  4. Nazma Khan:

    Our goal is to foster global religious tolerance and understanding through hijab awareness. Many women get discriminated (against) simply because they choose to wear the hijab, hopefully, this event will make people realize that women who wear the hijab are just like anyone else. They're not oppressed or are forced to wear it. They just simply want to follow their faith by being modest, just like Mary (mother of Jesus).

  5. Patricia Wenskunas:

    It doesn't seem like [Gascon is] rational. It doesn't seem like he's even realizing because I think he thinks that he's playing into his supporters and followers, he's going against every grain of support that the victims deserve and should have. And he's supporting offenders and criminals.

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