Definition of 'opponent'
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It was a tough night for us from tough opponents. The Sun (2016)It was designed to detain political opponents. The Sun (2016)Clearly the opponents cannot have two cashing aces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We played quite well today but the opponents arrive and score goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All eight players who qualify are really tough opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said the allegations were made by political opponents and people who did not understand his personal style. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Next opponents Spurs should be getting worried. The Sun (2016)Opponents say another shake-up is the last thing that schools need. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In a game against two or three opponents, it's orange and red that you want to be targeting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Who is your toughest opponent in the heptathlon? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some of them were political opponents who saw a chance to make money. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)The two opponents have been chalk and cheese. The Sun (2012)Your real opponents are the players playing with your cards at other tables. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is also an opponent of education policy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His opponents in the party lie low and bide their time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They represent tenacity and overcoming opponents after a fight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)City will be feeling it a lot more than their opponents in their next two games and that is dangerous. The Sun (2014)The surge in arms sales has fuelled accusations by rival political factions that opponents are building militias in anticipation of war. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who has been your toughest opponent? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Taliban is still a resilient and capable opponent in the battle space. The Sun (2012)I wanted to give him his chance because he had shown he was a player who could beat opponents with pace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In Paralympic judo, competitors are allowed to have contact with their opponents before each contest begins. The Sun (2012)He was also a staunch opponent of apartheid South Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Today 's opponents Uruguay are the only country yet to concede points from a penalty kick. The Sun (2015)People set up straw men when they argue against positions that their opponents have not taken or when, without evidence, they attribute bad motives to opponents. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)But in the course of this plucky little competitor's third contest, his opponent recognized him as the man he had just fought and had him disqualified. Great Sporting Failures (1993)
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British English: opponent /əˈpəʊnənt/ NOUN
A politician's opponents are other politicians who belong to a different party or have different aims or policies.
...Mr. Kennedy's opponent in the contest.
- American English: opponent
- Arabic: خَصّمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: adversário
- Chinese: 对手
- Croatian: protivnik
- Czech: protivník
- Danish: modstander
- Dutch: tegenstander
- European Spanish: adversario
- Finnish: vastustaja
- French: opposant
- German: Gegner
- Greek: αντίπαλος
- Italian: avversario
- Japanese: 敵対者
- Korean: 대항자
- Norwegian: motstander
- Polish: przeciwnik
- European Portuguese: adversário
- Romanian: adversar
- Russian: оппонент
- Spanish: adversario
- Swedish: motståndare
- Thai: ฝ่ายตรงข้าม
- Turkish: karşıt
- Ukrainian: опонент
- Vietnamese: đối thủ
Definition of opponent from the Collins English Dictionary
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