Definitions of oppose

  1. To object to; offer objection.
  2. To stand opposite.
  3. To speak or act against; to contend or dispute with; resist; to set up as an obstacle; check.
  4. To place before or in the way of: to set against: to place as an obstacle: to resist: to check: to compete with.
  5. To set against; resist; compete with.
  6. To be set opposite.
  7. To make objection or opposition in controversy.
  8. To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.
  9. To make objection.
  10. place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense; " Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare
  11. fight against or resist strongly; " The senator said he would oppose the bill"; " Don't fight it!"
  12. 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"
  13. To act against or in opposition; to resist; to check; to act against or compete with.
  14. 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.
  15. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
  16. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
  17. 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.
  18. OPPOSER.
  19. Opposable.