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Definition of Oppose

  • To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
  • To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
  • To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
  • To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
  • To be set opposite.
  • To make objection or opposition in controversy.
  • be against; express opposition to
  • be resistant to
  • set into opposition or rivalry
  • fight against or resist strongly
  • act against or in opposition to
  • contrast with equal weight or force

How to use oppose in a sentence. Oppose pronunciation.

What Conscience dares oppose our Kisses?
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American undergraduates are the most conservative folk in the world; if any strange theory in morals or politics becomes noised abroad, the American student opposes to it the one time-honoured weapon of the conservative from Aristophanes down,-burlesque.
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Maurice Hewlett has cleverly turned the charge that those 'who oppose war are sentimentalists, by risposting that the believers in war are the real sentimentalists: "they do not see the murder beneath the khaki and the flags.
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The prefect informed the minister that the claims of the Comte de Camors were pressed upon the department by an irresistible influence; that the politics of the young Count appeared undecided and a little suspicious, but that the administration, finding it useless to oppose, thought it more politic to sustain him.
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As for his sister Mary, she would not understand at all-she would oppose him; but Eliza was a practical woman, and he had confidence in her good sense.
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Is it really true that he opposes the roofing of the abbey on account of the legend?
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And what mother would love her children if she were certain they would fall into evil ways, or if she believed the soothsayers who told her that her children would oppose her ideas?
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Woe and torment be upon him who opposes and torments Thee!
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Blessed is he who befriends Thee, and hell be for him who opposes Thee!
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My object is to show that the Hands of the Cause of God must be ever watchful and so soon as they find anyone beginning to oppose and protest against the guardian of the Cause of God cast him out from the congregation of the people of Bahá and in no wise accept any excuse from him.
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Battle after battle, Magersfontein, Colenso, Spion Kop, lost on the playing fields of Eton, had humiliated the nation and dealt the death-blow to the prestige of the aristocracy and gentry who till then had found no one seriously to oppose their assertion that they possessed a natural instinct of government.
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You surely do not think that they would oppose a change of religion?
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It was plain to Joan that she had struck one of her brother's perverse moods, and he was going to oppose whatever his mother said.
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Clay, however, succeeded in inducing Congress to make an appropriation for a survey of such roads as might be deemed of national importance, which Mr. Monroe did not oppose.
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In State assemblies as well as in Academical meetings, the man whose counsels were so wise, voted according to his conscience, which nothing could bias; but the philosopher forgot his superiority to hear, to oppose with moderation, and sometimes to doubt.
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If she resorts to arguments and proofs, the timid man stifles the voice of his own conscience; if she invokes the authority of celestial powers, he opposes it with another authority of the same origin, with which he is preoccupied; and he treats all innovation as blasphemy.
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Because in this metaphysical contest our arms are too unequal; you speaking in your mother tongue, which I scarcely lisp, might bring forth huge volumes, while I could hardly oppose pages; and the public, who would read neither production, might take the weight of the books for that of reasoning.
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The moral is not the worse, in that it opposes the trite moralities of those who would take from action its motive: the men of genius, who are not also men of ambition, are either humourists, or visionaries, or hypochondriacs.
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Born in the kingdom of Saxony, he had had character enough to oppose the army conscription iniquity, and to flee, in his eighteenth year, to Paris.
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They will eat what they please, and they say eating is good for them, and that anyone who opposes them is a crank.
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Examples of Oppose

Example #1
Frost is till then Prodigious; We may do What Youth, and Pleasure Prompts us to.
Example #2
Nor yet for _Autumn_; Love must have his Prime, His Warmer Hearts, and Harvest time.
Example #3
Mock processions and absurd travesties of "the latest thing" in politics are a feature of every academic year at an American university.
Example #4
This is particularly true of the youth of Russia, always hot-headed and impulsive, and who are constantly attempting to put into practice the latest popular theories of life.
Example #5
There is not a weak or a superfluous paragraph.
Example #6
In reading that masterpiece "La Debacle," and every one who believes in war ought to read it, one feels that Zola must have learned something from Tolstoi.