Synonyms for against

Grammar : Prep
Spell : uh-genst, uh-geynst
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgɛnst, əˈgeɪnst

Top 10 synonyms for against Other synonyms for the word against

Définition of against

Origin :
  • early 12c., agenes "in opposition to," a southern variant of agen "again" (see again), with adverbial genitive. The parasitic -t turned up mid-14c. and was standard by early 16c., perhaps from influence of superlatives.
  • prep opposite to
Example sentences :
  • But at last there came a day against which no objections could be raised.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I shall take you against your will—but I shall make you love me—in the end.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The probabilities were all against that father's being still alive.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He went over once more the day's arguments for and against the novel emprise.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • They were good fighters and for a long time they were able to hold their own against all invaders.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • It secures us against all future annoyance from powerful Indian tribes.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And I was chidden for setting you against complying with your father's will.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It was a mighty voice lifted for right and against oppression.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I will do justice to every thing she said against me, which carried any force with it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Two against three would be a simple thing, as long as he was one of the two.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

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