- 1disagree with or resist something or someone
- 2compete against someone in a contest or election
Using oppose: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "oppose" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I strongly oppose the new policy.
The two candidates opposed each other in the presidential race.
He opposed the idea of moving to a new city.
The protesters are opposing the government's decision.
oppose Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using oppose
She always opposes her parents' will and does what she wants.
We are opposing the clock to finish this project on time.
The underdog team opposed the odds and won the championship.
Phrases with oppose
I am opposed to the idea of raising taxes.
The government is taking measures to oppose the threat of terrorism.
The opposition party opposed the motion to increase taxes.
Origins of oppose
from Old French 'opposer', from Latin 'ob-' (against) + 'ponere' (to place)
Summary: oppose in Brief
To 'oppose' [əˈpəʊz] means to disagree with or resist something or someone, as in 'I strongly oppose the new policy.' It can also mean to compete against someone in a contest or election, as in 'The two candidates opposed each other in the presidential race.' The phrase 'oppose to' is used to express being against something or someone, while 'oppose a threat' means to take action to prevent a danger from becoming a reality.