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To defy or put up an opposition to
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“They came to oppose attempts by the London fire authority to remove one of the station's two engines.”
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To be pitted against in a competition (or conflict)
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“The Warriors, playing with all freshmen and sophomores, will now prepare for the state semifinals where the team will oppose Arlington St.”
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To neutralize, reverse, or balance out a force or action
“By electromagnetic induction, a countercurrent will be induced into the coil, which will oppose the incoming current.”
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To refuse or be unwilling to allow or grant
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“I hope that when we have all met and discussed the whole question together, we shall be thoroughly determined to oppose the Bill to the utmost of our power.”
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To reject or argue against a statement, idea or theory
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“I staunchly oppose any notion that troops in the middle of the battlefield be required to administer warnings to capture combatants.”
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To disagree or clash with on an issue
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“Liberals and conservatives will typically loudly oppose each other in public on social issues.”
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To criticize or find fault with someone
“We must oppose him for his pandering to questionable lobby groups.”
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To cause to fail, or to make great attempts to
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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To disapprove or take exception to something said or done
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To feel an intense dislike for
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To prohibit or interdict a given action or process
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To give force or effect toward
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Militate against
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To express uncertainty
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To estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
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To criticize or scold sternly
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To counteract or equal the effect or importance of
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To enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
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