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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by active hostility; "opponent (or opposing)
             armies" [syn: opponent]
      2: acting in opposition to; "the opposing sector of the same
         muscle group"
      3: in opposition to (a policy or attitude etc.); "an opposing
         vote" [syn: opposed]