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1. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] be against; express opposition to.

Synonyms

  • contest
  • debate
  • repugn
  • fence
  • contend

Antonyms

  • defend
  • yield
  • please
  • attract

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Oppose

  • misdiagnose
  • superimpose
  • predispose
  • overexpose
  • juxtapose
  • groseclose
  • transpose
  • presuppose
  • plainclothes
  • decompose
  • stavros
  • reimpose
  • interpose
  • guandjo's
  • foreclose
  • disclose
  • truffaut's
  • propose
  • outgrows
  • monroe's
  • forgoes
  • expose
  • enclose
  • duclos
  • dispose
  • cuperose
  • cousteau's
  • compose
  • campeau's
  • bestows

Sentences with oppose


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If no other parties oppose the trademark, it is approved and registered.

2. Verb, base form
Draft an introduction to your memorandum to oppose to the defendant’s motion to dismiss.

Quotes about oppose


1. There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
- Harry Bridges

2. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

3. When you go through a hard period,When everything seems to oppose you,... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,NEVER GIVE UP!Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
- Rumi, The Essential Rumi

2. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] fight against or resist strongly.

Synonyms

  • rebuff
  • recalcitrate
  • hold out
  • stand firm
  • repulse
  • defend
  • fight down
  • stand
  • resist
  • fend
  • repel
  • contend
  • withstand
  • fight back
  • drive back
  • fight off
  • fight

Antonyms

  • change
  • fauna
  • lend oneself
  • obey

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] contrast with equal weight or force.

Synonyms

  • counterpoint
  • contrast
  • counterpoise
  • counterpose
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] set into opposition or rivalry.

Synonyms

  • match
  • face
  • confront
  • play off

Antonyms

  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] be resistant to.

Synonyms

  • rebut
  • veto
  • contradict
  • blackball
  • resist
  • dissent
  • negative
  • controvert
  • protest

Antonyms

  • attack
  • let
  • prosecute
  • forbid

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. oppose

verb. ['əˈpoʊz'] act against or in opposition to.

Synonyms

  • pursue
  • buck
  • act
  • go against
  • act on
  • move
  • react

Antonyms

  • agree
  • disclaim
  • prove
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • opposen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • opposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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