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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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The National Center poll found a majority of Americans from all regions oppose the proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act, led by the Mountain States (62 percent), the Farm Belt (59 percent), and New England (58 percent).
Oppose any scheme to means test disability and death compensation.
An overwhelming majority of the 300 members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops supported a resolution against the war as morally wrong; they did not publicly oppose the Vietnam War until 1971.
Surprisingly, the authors do not follow their argument to its logical conclusion, and oppose, rather than support, class-based preferences in such areas as college admissions.
But two thirds also said that the bishops should not endorse or oppose candidates.
Born-again Christians favor the contract's proposal 55 percent to 39 percent, while other Protestants oppose it 69 percent to 25 percent; Catholics oppose it 52 percent to 41 percent; non-Christians oppose it 65 percent to 30 percent.
Among registered voters, 75% oppose increasing income taxes across the board (12% support, 13% unsure) and 61% oppose increasing sales tax rates (21% support, 15% oppose).
The poll, released Tuesday by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, found that 63% of Jews in Israel oppose a withdrawal to the 1967 lines with land swaps as part of any peace arrangement with the Palestinian Authority, even if it meant Israel would hold onto the Etzion Bloc, directly south of Jerusalem; Ma'aleh Adumim, east of the capital; and Ariel in the central West Bank about 34 kilometers (21 miles) east of Tel Aviv.
Now I am a leftist, although certainly not a Democrat, and I oppose any war by any president without a declaration by Congress.
Campaign Life Coalition asked the Canadian Bishops' Conference to oppose Bill C-6 (the Assisted Human Reproduction Act) because it allowed in vitro fertilization.
The Barna Group, an agency with a conservative religious orientation, also revealed that 79 percent oppose removing Ten Commandments displays from public buildings; 84 percent oppose removing "In God We Trust" from currency; 84 percent oppose removing "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance; and 59 percent favor teaching creationism in public schools.