Definitions for "OPPOSE"
Keywords:  vex, levity, bandinage, orminder, percy
To assist with obstructions and objections. How lonely he who thinks to vex With bandinage the Solemn Sex! Of levity, Mere Man, beware; None but the Grave deserve the Unfair. Percy P. Orminder
To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
Latin oppositum = put against; hence, to resist or place in contact with, and opposition - the action of opposing.
fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
To be set opposite.
Keywords:  rival, strive, prize, compete
To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
Keywords:  abortion, ban, express
be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
Keywords:  controversy, objection
To make objection or opposition in controversy.
To act adversely or in opposition; -- with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.
act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
Keywords:  exhibit, front, place, set, over
To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
Keywords:  force, weight, equal
oppose with equal weight or force