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Synonyms for oppose
əˈpoʊzop·pose

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Wiktionary

  1. opposeverb

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. opposeverb

    There is still time to oppose this plan.

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. opposeverb

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. opposeverb

    Antonyms:
    support

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppose

    To compare (Latin con, together, and par, equal) is to place together in order to show likeness or unlikeness; to contrast (Latin contra, against, and sto, stand) is to set in opposition in order to show unlikeness. We contrast objects that have been already compared. We must compare them, at least momentarily, even to know that they are different. We contrast them when we observe their unlikeness in a general way; we differentiate them when we note the difference exactly and point by point. We distinguish objects when we note a difference that may fall short of contrast; we discriminate them when we classify or place them according to their differences.

    Synonyms:
    compare, contrast, differentiate, discriminate

    Preposition:
    We contrast one object with another.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppose

    Synonyms:
    withstand, resist, mutch, obstruct, confront, oppugn, bar, hinder, contravene, check, thwart

    Antonyms:
    aid, abet, back, support, advance, expedite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposeverb

    be against; express opposition to

    "We oppose the ban on abortion"

    Synonyms:
    counterbalance, defend, pit, fight, fight back, react, play off, contradict, match, fight down, controvert

  2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendverb

    fight against or resist strongly

    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

    Synonyms:
    fight, play off, counterbalance, represent, agitate, champion, press, support, guard, hold, defend, campaign, struggle, match, react, pit, controvert, fend for, contradict, contend, maintain, fight down, fight back, crusade, push

  3. oppose, counterbalanceverb

    contrast with equal weight or force

    Synonyms:
    fight, countervail, controvert, counterbalance, even out, counteract, defend, correct, neutralize, match, make up, react, pit, even up, compensate, even off, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back

  4. pit, oppose, match, play offverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rival, react, touch, pit, mark, pock, play off, equate, match, fit, meet, couple, equalize, twin, agree, stone, equalise, counterbalance, pair, contradict, cope with, defend, fight back, equal, gibe, tally, fight, correspond, fight down, jibe, scar, controvert, mate, check

  5. react, opposeverb

    act against or in opposition to

    "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

    Synonyms:
    respond, counterbalance, defend, pit, fight, fight back, react, play off, contradict, match, fight down, controvert

  6. oppose, controvert, contradictverb

    be resistant to

    "The board opposed his motion"

    Synonyms:
    fight, belie, controvert, counterbalance, negate, refute, defend, match, react, pit, contravene, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back, rebut

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. opposeverb

    Synonyms:
    resist, withstand, contravene, thwart, oppugn, combat, strive against, set one's face against, make a stand against

  2. opposeverb

    Synonyms:
    contradict, gainsay, deny

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. opposeverb

    Synonyms:
    combat, resist, confront, withstand, oppugn, impugn, contend, antagonize, contravene, discountenance, gainsay, contradict

    Antonyms:
    yield, acquiesce, concur, agree

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How to use oppose in a sentence?

  1. Janet Yellen:

    The United States does not seek a weaker currency to gain competitive advantage and we should oppose attempts by other countries to do so.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    After careful consideration, I've made the decision to oppose the House Democrats' slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of January 6, as everybody surely knows, I repeatedly made my views about the events of January 6 very clear. I spoke clearly and left no doubt about my conclusions.

  3. Mao Tse-Tung:

    We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports.

  4. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    Today's ban sends a clear signal to the militant jihadist scene. We're taking firm and permanent action against efforts that oppose our constitutional order.

  5. Ben Carson:

    We need to reestablish ourselves in that area, we need to give Ukraine offensive weapons. We need to reestablish a missile defense system in the eastern bloc of countries so that we oppose him. Let's keep him on the run, we need to recognize that, you know, his fuel is oil. And we need to do everything we can to develop our energy resources at an economical rate so that we keep the oil prices down, which keeps him in his little box.


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