Antonyms for oppose

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-pohz
Phonetic Transcription : əˈpoʊz

Definition of oppose

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French oposer "oppose, resist, rival; contradict, state opposing point of view" (12c.), from poser "to place, lay down" (see pose (v.1)), blended with Latin opponere "oppose, object to, set against" (see opponent). Related: Opposed; opposing.
  • verb fight, obstruct
  • verb compare, play off
Example sentences :
  • She must take her own way in silence, for they would be certain to oppose it!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I oppose you only on account of our love and for our mutual happiness.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • They gathered accordingly, to oppose the advance of the troops.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • She seemed to be searching in the depths of her mind for some argument to oppose to my assertions.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • We felt confident that if most of the men did not go with us, they would not oppose us.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • He chooses tools to assist, not strong individualities to oppose, him.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • She had then wished to stay with me, and I had not had courage enough to oppose her.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I should have felt stronger if I had known that the public were come to oppose and not to encourage me.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I will oppose nothing that you ask of me,' said the old man.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • I wanted nothing to eat, but how could I oppose anything he said?
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for oppose

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