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Synonyms for oppose
əˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppose(verb)

    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, defend(verb)

    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, counterbalance(verb)

    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 off(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"

    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, oppose(verb)

    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, contradict(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. oppose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. oppose(verb)

    There is still time to oppose this plan.

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. oppose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. oppose(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oppose(v. a.)

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

  2. oppose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contradict, gainsay, deny

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oppose(v)

    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. Hillary Clinton:

    Therefore, I oppose it.

  2. Steve Ross:

    We had the same thing happening in Germany in the 1920s with people being roughed up by the Brownshirts and they deserved it because they were Jews and Marxists and radicals and dissidents and gypsies — that was what Hitler was saying, i'm not saying Trump is Hitler, but the logic of condoning violence against those who oppose you -- you can imagine, a man who would condone it as a candidate -- what would he do as an official president?

  3. Nicholas Sarwark:

    None of us should be given a pass on having to have actual libertarian positions, or not be able to be called out when you say you oppose marriage equality. You know, that’s not a libertarian position to have. State’s rights is not a libertarian position, and it’s something Ron Paul had pushed for a long time.

  4. Sonia Gandhi:

    We have come together to oppose the Modi government’s amendments.

  5. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Our position on that (measure) is firm - we oppose it - but we also oppose other things that have been floated for possible inclusion in the omnibus.


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