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Definitions of oppose

  1. place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense; " Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare
  2. fight against or resist strongly; " The senator said he would oppose the bill"; " Don't fight it!"
  3. 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. be against; express opposition to; " We oppose the ban on abortion"
  5. act against or in opposition to; " She reacts negatively to everything I say"
  6. be resistant to; " The board opposed his motion"
  7. oppose with equal weight or force
  8. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
  9. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
  10. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
  11. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
  12. To be set opposite.
  13. To make objection or opposition in controversy.
  14. To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.
  15. To speak or act against; to contend or dispute with; resist; to set up as an obstacle; check.
  16. To place before or in the way of: to set against: to place as an obstacle: to resist: to check: to compete with.
  17. To make objection.
  18. OPPOSER.
  19. To set against; resist; compete with.
  20. To act in opposition to; resist.
  21. To object to; offer objection.
  22. To stand opposite.
  23. Opposable.
  24. To act against or in opposition; to resist; to check; to act against or compete with.
  25. To set against; to act against; to resist; to put one's self in opposition, as a competitor; to object or act against, as in a controversy or debate.
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Quotes of oppose

  1. The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. – Winston Churchill
  2. Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi -millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income. – Mark Dayton
  3. The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia. – Elbert Hubbard
  4. As a German citizen, as a German professor, and as a political person, I hold it to be not only my right but also my moral duty to take part in the shaping of our German destiny, to expose and oppose obvious wrongs. – Kurt Huber
  5. I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents. – Patricia Ireland
  6. Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected. – Edgar Lee Masters
  7. The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism. – Taslima Nasrin
  8. I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U. S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. – Barack Obama
  9. I will to my dying day oppose with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance is. – James Otis
  10. My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm- as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy. – Camille Paglia
  11. There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun -powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them. – William Tecumseh Sherman
  12. We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it... for the children. – L. Neil Smith
  13. Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose – George Will
  14. The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples. – Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Usage examples for oppose

  1. " We shall drive them like sheep if they oppose us. – The Crisis, Volume 4 by Winston Churchill
  2. " Much as I like you, Owen, I cannot do anything but oppose it. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  3. We know how Napoleon approached the forces sent to oppose him: he showed himself alone in the front of his own troops. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. Hook: I shall oppose it if it comes up. – Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater
  5. Tell me, has the King sent you to oppose us? – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  6. You say yourself we can't oppose it. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  7. It is in vain to oppose it, for it is the law of life. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  8. I have no moral right to oppose you." – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. I was anxious to return home, but fancied you would oppose it, so I left without a word, and went on board the ship. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  10. Very good, then, he continued; in that case I will not oppose you further. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  11. He can't demand an investigation of the Paratime Police out of one side of his mouth and oppose an investigation of Psychological Hygiene out of the other. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  12. She had no strength with which to oppose them. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  13. Mamma won't oppose any more, or papa. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. The greatest coward in the world, if he can handle a vessel at all, ought to be able to run her out of a wide inlet when there is nothing to oppose him. – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  15. Yes, and I have only this small division to oppose him. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  16. For now I had a weapon against him, you see; he dared not oppose me. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  17. Why dost thou oppose – Six One-Act Plays by Margaret Scott Oliver
  18. He was busy with his town clerk over a railway bill which the municipality meant to oppose – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  19. That is the worst part of it, Edward; but if your peace of mind depends upon it, I will not oppose it. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. Let them not oppose but yield, and they will find that their present tyrants' will become their lovers. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur

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