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Definition of oppose:

  1. To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.
  2. To be set opposite.
  3. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
  4. To make objection or opposition in controversy.
  5. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
  6. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
  7. 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.

Synonyms:

rebel, compensate, fight, correct, act, jibe, probe, press, oppugn, counterbalance, crusade, agitate, make up, have/have got against, debate, cope with, overpower, secede, take issue with someone/something, touch, skirmish, gainsay, traverse, battle, fight back, equalise, stone, scrap, contest, meet, turn the tables, assault, campaign, approve, pair, react, expose, turn the scales, tear up, strike back, dislike, champion, equalize, turn against, revolt, play off, compare, fit, engage, differentiate, even up, taunt, couple, discriminate, fend for, contradict, doubt, equal, pit, countervail, retaliate, twin, combat, mate, dare, controvert, fight down, react against, defend, represent, equate, even off, stand against, bombard, tally, push, pock, match, reverse, go against, outflank, question, disapprove, agree, gibe, hold, maintain, attack, declare against, even out, confound, scar, deprecate, buck, assail, mark, correspond, rival.

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