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oppose.

op*pose

Pronunciation: \[schwa]-'p[macron over o]z\

verb

op*posed

op*pos*ing

1 : to disagree with or disapprove of <They oppose the proposed changes.>

2 : to compete against <She will oppose the mayor in November's election.>

3 : to provide contrast to <Good opposes evil.>

4 : to offer resistance to : try to stop or defeat <The group will oppose the new law.>

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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