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What is another word for opposes?

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To dispute the validity of
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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)
“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
“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 disagree or clash with on an issue
“Liberals and conservatives will typically loudly oppose each other in public on social issues.”
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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 feel an intense dislike for
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To express one's opposition to or disagreement with something
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To dissent or rebel against
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To prohibit or interdict a given action or process
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To complain or express dissatisfaction about something
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To differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
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To give force or effect toward
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Militates against
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To act in an opposing or contrary manner
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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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