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Synonyms for oppose
əˈpoʊz

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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. Brian Fallon:

    We firmly oppose the complete blocking of the release of these emails. Since first providing her emails to the State Department more than one year ago, Hillary Clinton has urged that they be made available to the public. We feel no differently today.

  2. Juanita Irizarry:

    We do oppose the deal that's on the table, we maintain there should not be development on the lakefront.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week, how that happens really depends on our Democratic friends. How many of them are willing to oppose cloture on a partisan basis to kill a Supreme Court nominee.

  4. Foad Izadi:

    The Supreme Leader cannot be very happy to see those supporting his policies losing and those may oppose his policies winning.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    We oppose any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation, coercion, force or any unilateral actions which would cause further friction.

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