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Definition of Oppose


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

oppose in Dutch is belemmeren, dwarsbomen, tegenwerken
oppose in French is opposons, opposent, opposer, opposez
oppose in Italian is contrapporre
oppose in Latin is resisto, oppono opposui oppositum
oppose in Portuguese is oponha
oppose in Spanish is oponerse, afrontar