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Synonyms for opposeəˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppose(verb)

    be against; express opposition to

    Synonyms:
    counterbalance, defend, pit, fight, fight back, react, play off, contradict, match, fight down, controvert

  2. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)

    fight against or resist strongly

    Synonyms:
    fight, play off, counterbalance, represent, agitate, champion, press, support, guard, hold, defend, campaign, oppose, struggle, match, react, pit, controvert, fend for, contradict, contend, maintain, fight down, fight back, crusade, push

  3. oppose, counterbalance(verb)

    contrast with equal weight or force

    Synonyms:
    fight, countervail, controvert, counterbalance, even out, counteract, defend, correct, oppose, neutralize, match, make up, react, pit, even up, compensate, even off, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back

  4. pit, oppose, match, play off(verb)

    set into opposition or rivalry

    Synonyms:
    rival, react, touch, pit, mark, pock, play off, equate, match, fit, meet, couple, equalize, twin, agree, stone, oppose, equalise, counterbalance, pair, contradict, cope with, defend, fight back, equal, gibe, tally, fight, correspond, fight down, jibe, scar, controvert, mate, check

  5. react, oppose(verb)

    act against or in opposition to

    Synonyms:
    respond, oppose, counterbalance, defend, pit, fight, fight back, react, play off, contradict, match, fight down, controvert

  6. oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)

    be resistant to

    Synonyms:
    fight, belie, controvert, counterbalance, negate, refute, defend, oppose, match, react, pit, contravene, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back, rebut

Wiktionary

  1. oppose(verb)

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. oppose(verb)

    To attempt to stop the progression of.

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. oppose(verb)

    To object to.

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. oppose(verb)

    To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

    Antonyms:
    support

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppose

    To compare (Latin con, together, and par, equal) is to place together in order to show likeness or unlikeness; to contrast (Latin contra, against, and sto, stand) is to set in opposition in order to show unlikeness. We contrast objects that have been already compared. We must compare them, at least momentarily, even to know that they are different. We contrast them when we observe their unlikeness in a general way; we differentiate them when we note the difference exactly and point by point. We distinguish objects when we note a difference that may fall short of contrast; we discriminate them when we classify or place them according to their differences.

    Synonyms:
    compare, contrast, differentiate, discriminate

    Preposition:
    We contrast one object with another.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oppose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    resist, withstand, contravene, thwart, oppugn, combat, strive against, set one's face against, make a stand against

  2. oppose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contradict, gainsay, deny


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