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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oppose  \Op*pose"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  set  opposite.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  act  adversely  or  in  opposition;  --  with  against  or  to 
  as  a  servant  opposed  against  the  act  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  make  objection  or  opposition  in  controversy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oppose  \Op*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Opposed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Opposing}.]  [F.  opposer.  See  {Ob-},  {Pose},  and  cf.2d 
  {Appose},  {Puzzle},  n.  Cf.L.  opponere  oppositum.] 
  1.  To  place  in  front  of  or  over  against;  to  set  opposite;  to 
  exhibit. 
 
  Her  grace  sat  down  .  .  .  In  a  rich  chair  of  state; 
  opposing  freely  The  beauty  of  her  person  to  the 
  people.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  put  in  opposition,  with  a  view  to  counterbalance  or 
  countervail;  to  set  against;  to  offer  antagonistically. 
 
  I  may  .  .  .  oppose  my  single  opinion  to  his 
  --Locke. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  To  compete  with  to  strive  against;  as  to  oppose  a  rival 
  for  a  prize. 
 
  I  am  .  .  .  too  weak  To  oppose  your  cunning.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  combat;  withstand;  contradict;  deny;  gainsay;  oppugn; 
  contravene;  check;  obstruct. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oppose 
  v  1:  be  against;  express  opposition  to  "We  oppose  the  ban  on 
  abortion" 
  2:  fight  against  or  resist  strongly;  "The  senator  said  he  would 
  oppose  the  bill"  [syn:  {fight},  {fight  back},  {fight  down}, 
  {defend}] 
  3:  place  in  opposition:  can  also  be  used  in  an  abstract  sense 
  "Oppose  thy  steadfast  gazing  eyes  to  mine"-  Shakespeare 
  [syn:  {counterbalance}] 
  4:  set  into  opposition  or  rivalry  [syn:  {pit},  {match}] 
  5:  act  against  or  in  opposition  to  "She  reacts  negatively  to 
  everything  I  say"  [syn:  {react}] 
  6:  be  resistant  to  "The  board  opposed  his  motion."  [syn:  {controvert}, 
  {contradict}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  OPPOSE,  v.  To  assist  with  obstructions  and  objections. 
 
  How  lonely  he  who  thinks  to  vex 
  With  bandinage  the  Solemn  Sex! 
  Of  levity,  Mere  Man,  beware; 
  None  but  the  Grave  deserve  the  Unfair. 
  Percy  P.  Orminder 
 
 




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