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oppose

verb act in opposition to, argue against, balk, battle, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, block, buck, challenge, collide, combat, come in conflict with, confront, confute, contend, contest, contradict, contravene, counter, counteract, counterattack, counterbalance, countermine, counterpoise, countervail, counterweigh, counterwork, debate, defy, demur, deny, disaffirm, disapprove, dispute, encounter, fight, go against, go contrary to, join issue, negate, not submit, not yield, object, obstruct, offer resistance, oppugn, prevent, prohibit, protest, put in opposition, rebut, recalcitrate, refute, reject, remonstrate, repel, repugn, repulse, resist, set against, stand firm against, strive, strive against, take a stand against, take exception to, take issue with, tourney
Associated concepts: oppose a motion, opposing counsel, opposing interest, opposing parties
Foreign phrases: Error qui non resistitur approbatur.An error which is not resisted or opposed is waived.
See also: answer, antagonize, argue, ban, battle, block, challenge, check, collide, compensate, compete, complain, condemn, conflict, contend, contest, contradict, contrast, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, countervail, criticize, cross, defy, demonstrate, demur, deprecate, differ, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove, discourage, disobey, disown, dispute, dissent, engage, except, expostulate, fight, forbid, frustrate, gainsay, grapple, hamper, impugn, involve, negate, object, oppugn, parry, polarize, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, protest, rebel, rebut, refuse, refute, reject, remonstrate, renounce, repel, reply, repulse, restrain, stem, thwart, trammel, withstand
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Is it being a good wife to oppose your husband's business?
They ferry over this LETHEAN Sound Both to and fro, thir sorrow to augment, And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach The tempting stream, with one small drop to loose In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe, All in one moment, and so neer the brink; But fate withstands, and to oppose th' attempt MEDUSA with GORGONIAN terror guards The Ford, and of it self the water flies All taste of living wight, as once it fled The lip of TANTALUS.
Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
But the fact is, that we already hear it whispered in the private circles of those who oppose the new Constitution, that the thirteen States are of too great extent for any general system, and that we must of necessity resort to separate confederacies of distinct portions of the whole.
The Owenites in England, and the Fourierists in France, respectively, oppose the Chartists and the Reformistes.
The room had then become useless, and for some time was quite deserted, except by Fanny, when she visited her plants, or wanted one of the books, which she was still glad to keep there, from the deficiency of space and accommodation in her little chamber above: but gradually, as her value for the comforts of it increased, she had added to her possessions, and spent more of her time there; and having nothing to oppose her, had so naturally and so artlessly worked herself into it, that it was now generally admitted to be hers.
He doubted, therefore, the fair dealing of Lisa, and feared that, should they enter the Sioux country together, the latter might make use of his influence with that tribe, as he had in the case of Crooks and M'Lellan, and instigate them to oppose his progress up the river.
But, when about to land the balloon, the consul was informed that the population of the island would oppose their doing so by force.
cried the tailor, terrified at the responsibility which would weigh upon him; "I to oppose the desire, the will of M.
But I see before us the gates of the Emerald City, so I imagine we have now overcome all the magical obstacles that seemed to oppose us.
During the twenty years of struggle that followed the portentous figure of Napoleon soon appeared, though only as Burke was dying, and to oppose and finally to suppress him became the duty of all Englishmen, a duty not only to their country but to humanity.
For her part, she could not help thinking it was an encouragement to vice; but that she knew too much of the obstinacy of mankind to oppose any of their ridiculous humours.