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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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Westly's primary opponent, Treasurer Phil Angelides, also supports the death penalty and opposes a moratorium, but had no comment on Schwarzenegger's clemency decisions, campaign spokesman Brian Brokaw said.
Kerry opposes jury award caps in medical-malpractice suits and promotes a "three strikes and you're out" provision against attorneys filing frivolous lawsuits.
Supports death penalty and opposes gun control laws.
Opposes any legislation that would incorporate the term "dating relationship" as a definition for standing to make application for an injunction against domestic violence pursuant to F.
They are free to endorse or oppose candidates as long as they make it clear that they are speaking for themselves and not for their institutions.
In addition, Coustan said, the AICPA opposes the 50% reversion penalty.
WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Realtors(R) today announced it will actively oppose the application for federal deposit insurance by Wal-Mart Bank, a proposed Industrial Loan Company (ILC) headquartered in Salt Lake City, and requested the opportunity to testify at upcoming hearings.
However, Elmendorf urges gay voters to look at Kerry's long record supporting gay issues, ranging from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to being one of only 14 senators to oppose DOMA in 1996.
The unanimous board vote approves a policy that will encourage public school science teachers to offer lessons on evolution, widely accepted around the world as the bedrock of modern biology, and information on why some critics oppose evolution.
Continued Barby, "For those people who have been spoon-led what to think, when they hear someone is opposed to the Religious Freedom Amendment, it's like saying that person opposes religious freedom.
But Schwarzenegger made it clear again in appearances across the state in recent days that he opposes their proposed tax hike and others.