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Dictionary definition for: Oppose

1. (v) be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"

2. (v) fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don''t fight it!"

3. (v) oppose with equal weight or force

4. (v) 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"

5. (v) act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

6. (v) be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"

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