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oppose

 
Verb oppose has 6 senses
  1. oppose - be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
    --1 is one way to
    argue, contend, debate, fence
    Derived forms: noun opposition1, noun opposer1, noun opponent2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot oppose Sue
  2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
    --2 is one way to fight, struggle
    Derived forms: noun opposition3, noun opposer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. oppose, counterbalance - oppose with equal weight or force
    --3 is one way to contrast, counterpoint
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. pit, oppose, match, play off - 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"
    --4 is one way to confront, face
    Derived form: noun opponent1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  5. react, oppose - act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
    --5 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun opposer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. oppose, controvert, contradict - be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
    --6 is one way to refute, rebut
    Derived form: noun opposer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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