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.
adj 1: in opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.); "an opposing
vote" [syn: opposing]
2: being in opposition or having an opponent; "two bitterly
opposed schools of thought" [ant: unopposed]