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Meaning of word oppose from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

oppose   verb

Meaning : Be against. Express opposition to.

Example : We oppose the ban on abortion.

Meaning : Fight against or resist strongly.

Example : The senator said he would oppose the bill.
Don't fight it!.

Synonyms : defend, fight, fight back, fight down

Meaning : Contrast with equal weight or force.

Synonyms : counterbalance

Meaning : Set into opposition or rivalry.

Example : Let them match their best athletes against ours.
Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
He plays his two children off against each other.

Synonyms : match, pit, play off

Meaning : Act against or in opposition to.

Example : She reacts negatively to everything I say.

Synonyms : react

Meaning : Be resistant to.

Example : The board opposed his motion.

Synonyms : contradict, controvert