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  2  definitions  found 
  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 
  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 
  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]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  active  hostility;  "opponent  (or  opposing) 
  armies"  [syn:  {opponent}] 
  2:  acting  in  opposition  to  "the  opposing  sector  of  the  same 
  muscle  group" 
  3:  in  opposition  to  (a  policy  or  attitude  etc.);  "an  opposing 
  vote"  [syn:  {opposed}] 

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