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Synonyms for oppose

Synonyms for (verb) oppose

Synonyms: oppose Definition: be against; express opposition to Usage: We oppose the ban on abortion

Similar words: fence, argue, contend, debate Definition: have an argument about something

Synonyms: oppose, contradict, controvert Definition: be resistant to Usage: The board opposed his motion

Similar words: rebut, refute Definition: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof Usage: The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

Synonyms: pit, play off, oppose, match Definition: set into opposition or rivalry Usage: 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

Similar words: face, confront Definition: oppose, as in hostility or a competition Usage: You must confront your opponent; Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring; The two enemies finally confronted each other

Synonyms: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend Definition: fight against or resist strongly Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Synonyms: react, oppose Definition: act against or in opposition to Usage: She reacts negatively to everything I say

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms: counterbalance, oppose Definition: contrast with equal weight or force

Similar words: counterpoint, contrast Definition: to show differences when compared; be different Usage: the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities