oppose

  • 1 opposé — opposé, ée [ ɔpoze ] adj. et n. m. • 1549; de opposer 1 ♦ Se dit (au plur.) de choses situées de part et d autre et plus ou moins loin d un axe réel ou imaginaire et qui sont orientées face à face, dos à dos (⇒ symétrique); se dit (au sing.) d… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 opposé — opposé, ée (o pô zé, zée) part. passé d opposer. 1°   Placé vis à vis. Les deux rives opposées. •   Leur troupe sanguinaire Marche en ce même instant au rivage opposé, VOLT. Triumv. II, 4. •   Les deux pyramides [représentées par les rayons… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 opposé — Opposé, [oppos]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Deux armées opposées l une à l autre. deux rivages opposez, directement opposez. le signe de Libra est opposé à celuy d Aries. On appelle en termes d Astronomie, Aspects opposez, Les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 oppose — op‧pose [əˈpəʊz ǁ əˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] to disagree with a plan or idea and try to prevent it from happening: • Three members of the board opposed the motion. • Several leading City investors had opposed the Bank of England s proposals. * * * …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Oppose — Opposé Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En mathématique, l opposé d’un nombre est le nombre tel que, lorsqu’il est à ajouté à n donne zéro. En botanique, les organes d une plante sont… …

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  • 7 oppose — I verb act in opposition to, argue against, balk, battle, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, block, buck, challenge, collide, combat, come in conflict with, confront, confute, contend, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 oppose — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. opposer, from O.Fr. poser to place, lay down (see POSE (Cf. pose) (v.1)), blended with L. opponere oppose, object to, set against (see OPPONENT (Cf. opponent)). Related: Opposed; opposing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 oppose — [v1] fight, obstruct argue, assail, assault, attack, bar, battle, bombard, call in question, check, combat, confront, contradict, controvert, counter, counterattack, cross, debate, defy, deny, disagree, disapprove, dispute, encounter, ex pose,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Oppose — Op*pose ([o^]p*p[=o]z ), v. i. 1. To be set opposite. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To act adversely or in opposition; with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To make objection or opposition in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 oppose — contest, fight, combat, conflict, antagonize, *resist, withstand Analogous words: *contend, fight, battle, war: *attack, assail, assault, storm, bombard: *defend, protect, shield, guard, safeguard …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 oppose — ► VERB 1) (also be opposed to) disapprove of, resist, or be hostile to. 2) compete with or fight. 3) (opposed) (of two or more things) contrasting or conflicting. 4) (opposing) opposite. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 oppose — [ə pōz′] vt. opposed, opposing [ME opposen < OFr opposer, altered (infl. by poser: see POSE1) < L opponere: see OPPONENT] 1. to set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast 2. to contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand vi …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 OPPOSÉ, ÉE — adj. Qui est contraire, de différente nature. Il se dit des Caractères, des esprits, des humeurs, des intérêts, etc., Ce sont deux humeurs directement opposées; deux caractères, deux esprits diamétralement opposés. Ils sont toujours opposés l’un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 oppose — opposer, n. opposingly, adv. /euh pohz /, v., opposed, opposing. v.t. 1. to act against or provide resistance to; combat. 2. to stand in the way of; hinder; obstruct. 3. to set as an opponent or adversary. 4. to be hostile or adverse to, as in… …

    Universalium

  • 16 oppose */*/*/ — UK [əˈpəʊz] / US [əˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms oppose : present tense I/you/we/they oppose he/she/it opposes present participle opposing past tense opposed past participle opposed 1) a) to disagree with or not approve of a plan or policy… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 oppose — op•pose [[t]əˈpoʊz[/t]] v. posed, pos•ing 1) to act against or furnish resistance to; combat 2) to hinder or obstruct 3) to set as an opponent or adversary 4) to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion: to oppose new tax legislation[/ex] 5) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 oppose — verb ADVERB ▪ adamantly, bitterly, fiercely, firmly, resolutely (esp. BrE), strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorously, violently …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 oppose — op|pose [ ə pouz ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to disagree with or disapprove of a plan or policy: a group that opposes the use of the death penalty in all cases The French cabinet was unanimous in opposing NATO s bombing raids. a ) to try to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 oppose — [[t]əpo͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦♦ opposes, opposing, opposed VERB If you oppose someone or oppose their plans or ideas, you disagree with what they want to do and try to prevent them from doing it. [V n] Mr Taylor was not bitter towards those who had opposed… …

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