take issue with


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take issue with

verb be against, be antagonistic to, be antipathetic to, be at odds with, be contra to, be contrary to, be different to, be hostile to, be inimical to, be opposed to, be repugnant to, challenge, clash, conflict with, oppose, render inopportune
Associated concepts: take issue with the opportunity
See also: antagonize, contest, contradict, counter, counteract, demurrer, disown, dispute, dissent, gainsay, impugn, oppose
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It is often difficult to take issue with anything she has to say, as she anticipates, and then ably dismisses, alternative arguments.
The film was pilloried by the critics, but no one could take issue with LeRoy's Andy Warhol-like appearance at the debut and his one-sentence speech: "Viva la revolucion
The county said there are accidents reported there, and the city can't take issue with that.