op·pose /əˈpoz/ 及物動詞
Op·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opposed p. pr. & vb. n. Opposing.]
1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
Her grace sat down . . .
In a rich chair of state; opposing freely
The beauty of her person to the people. --Shak.
2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his. --Locke.
3. 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.
4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
I am . . . too weak
To oppose your cunning. --Shak.
Syn: -- To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn; contravene; check; obstruct.
Op·pose v. i.
1. To be set opposite.
2. To act adversely or in opposition; -- with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. [Obs.]
3. To make objection or opposition in controversy.
v 1: be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on
2: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would
oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" [syn: fight, fight
back, fight down, defend]
3: oppose with equal weight or force [syn: counterbalance]
4: 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" [syn: pit, match, play off]
5: act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to
everything I say" [syn: react]
6: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion" [syn: controvert,