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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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I,--, appointed a--in the Army of the United States, do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever, and observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles for the government of the Armies of the United States.
More funds mean better promotions, more lobbying power and less hope for opposers to resist the ruinous bear hug of big business.
For years after, students and opposers were hanged on that day.
They believe the controversial scheme would have benefitted from analysis by an independent planning inspector, which would have given residents and opposers an opportunity to air their views.
US newspapers leaked that the US privately assured opposers that India would be bound not to test and would be denied enrichment and reprocessing rights and technologies.
It is a comment from the leader of Northumberland County Council, Bill Brooks, pictured, appertaining to opposers of academies in Blyth and Ashington and I quote: "The organisers of the meeting are clearly not wanting a healthy and balanced debate I suspect they have already closed their minds.
Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane, who says there is wide opposition to the plans, is urging opposers to have their say before June 9.
It has cross-appeal to war opposers and war supporters.
Otis and Adams are politic in promoting these festivals," wrote John Adams, "for they tinge the minds of people; they impregnate them with the sentiments of liberty; they render the people fond of their leaders in the cause and averse and bitter against all opposers.
However, opposers of the city academy plan say they are delighted with Mr Dennis' decision - Cllr Joe Kenny even suggested he might like to give the pounds 2m to rebuild Anfield school.
A spokesman for Father Gilhooley's publishers, Lomond Books, said: "The pressure of publicity and of adverse reactions from opposers of his book has contributed to his decision.
Grasso also introduces their opposers and challengers; their conflicts set the agendas for discourse.