Definition of 'oppose'
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They kick to squeeze the life out of opposing teams. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He failed to counter opposing manager's moves. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Two opposing views emerged early. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wales have also opposed an Olympic team while Scotland have been at best lukewarm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But I strongly oppose the plans for press regulation which the Government is currently considering. The Sun (2017)Teaching unions and the Labour party fiercely oppose the use of unqualified teachers in schools, arguing that they are a threat to school standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The society strongly opposes further fee cuts and will continue to fight them. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Many residents are opposed to the proposed monument. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most international aid organisations oppose such a move. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He would not make films in any other language and was fiercely opposed to dubbing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Wasps became too good for their own good at playing referees as well as opposing teams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The obvious opposing view hangs on the ethics of infringing the rights of an individual. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Russia is strongly opposed to the plan. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Many of those opposed to alternative treatment proclaimed this as a victory for conventional medicine. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)China is fiercely opposed to the plan. The Sun (2009)People with opposing points of view are probably in the vast majority. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Her social workers strongly opposed it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But rather more were strongly opposed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The opposing legal teams are making closing arguments at his trial in Norway. The Sun (2012) Many oppose the move, preferring to continue to collect the income from them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But civil liberty groups and some MPs fiercely opposed the proposals last night. The Sun (2012)Car manufacturers will also have to carry pollution warnings on their advertising, a move they are opposed to. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Many had opposed early elections for that reason, arguing that they should be given more time to canvass. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When this team plays well the Bernabéu is an incredible place for us to play in and not a very nice place for opposing teams to visit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'oppose'
British English: oppose /əˈpəʊz/ VERB
If you oppose someone or their plans or ideas, you disagree with what they want to do and try to prevent them from doing it.
He said that he would oppose any tax increase.
- American English: oppose
- Arabic: يُعارِضُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: opor-se
- Chinese: 反对
- Croatian: protiviti se
- Czech: oponovat
- Danish: modsætte (sig)
- Dutch: zich verzetten tegen
- European Spanish: oponerse a
- Finnish: vastustaa olla vastaan
- French: s’opposer à
- German: ablehnen
- Greek: αντιτίθεμαι
- Italian: opporsi
- Japanese: 反対する
- Korean: 반대하다
- Norwegian: motsette (seg)
- Polish: sprzeciwić się
- European Portuguese: opor-se
- Romanian: a se opune
- Russian: быть против
- Spanish: oponerse
- Swedish: bestrida
- Thai: ต่อต้าน
- Turkish: karşı çıkmak
- Ukrainian: опиратися
- Vietnamese: phản đối
Definition of oppose from the Collins English Dictionary
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