be against; express opposition to
"We oppose the ban on abortion"
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)
fight against or resist strongly
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
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
contrast with equal weight or force
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
pit, oppose, match, play off(verb)
set into opposition or rivalry
"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"
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
act against or in opposition to
"She reacts negatively to everything I say"
oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)
be resistant to
"The board opposed his motion"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
We contrast one object with another.
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Translations for oppose
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- اعترض, عارضArabic
- oposarCatalan, Valencian
- widersprechen, ablehnen, entgegensetzenGerman
- opoñer, oporGalician
- ellenez, szembehelyezkedikHungarian
- contrādīcō, intercēdōLatin
- mautohe, tāwariMāori
- opune, contraziceRomanian
- препятствовать, воспрепятствовать, отрицать, возражать, возразитьRussian
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