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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.

Oppose Quotations

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
Winston Churchill

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.
Simone de Beauvoir

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
Sigmund Freud

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
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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
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