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Definition of Opponent

Opponent

  1. Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
  2. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.
  3. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some theirs or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.

Opponent Quotations

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Sun Tzu

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Vince Lombardi

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
Thomas J. Watson

Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.
Barack Obama
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Opponent Translations

opponent in Dutch is tegenstander
opponent in French is contradicteur, adversaire, antagoniste
opponent in German is entgegengesetzt, Gegner
opponent in Italian is avversario
opponent in Latin is inimicus
opponent in Portuguese is oponente
opponent in Spanish is adversario, antagonista

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