Synonyms for oppose
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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.
We contrast one object with another.
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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote
be against; express opposition to
"We oppose the ban on abortion"
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendverb
fight against or resist strongly
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
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
contrast with equal weight or force
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
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"
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
act against or in opposition to
"She reacts negatively to everything I say"
oppose, controvert, contradictverb
be resistant to
"The board opposed his motion"
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The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.
I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization for illegal aliens, i always have, and I always will, and I challenge every other Republican candidate to say the same thing or, if not, then to stop making silly assertions that their records and my records on immigration are the same.
I’ll oppose it now, I'll oppose it after the election and I'll oppose it as president.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
Secretary Clinton should be a voice of reason and oppose this deal, while Secretary Clinton has been the architect of President Obama’s foreign policy, she can do the right thing and prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and oppose this deal.
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- عارض, اعترضArabic
- oposarCatalan, Valencian
- widersprechen, entgegensetzen, ablehnenGerman
- oppose, opposerFrench
- opoñer, oporGalician
- ellenez, szembehelyezkedikHungarian
- contrādīcō, intercēdōLatin
- tāwari, mautoheMāori
- opune, contraziceRomanian
- воспрепятствовать, возражать, отрицать, возразить, препятствоватьRussian
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