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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: opposer, from Latin opponere

oppose

verb
     
op‧pose W3 [transitive]
1 to disagree with something such as a plan or idea and try to prevent it from happening or succeeding:
Congress is continuing to oppose the President's healthcare budget.
2 to fight or compete against another person or group in a battle, competition, or election:
He is opposed by two other candidates.

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