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
References in classic literature ?
The ordinary newspaper in a small town cannot afford such a service, but recently the United Press has originated a cooperative method.
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