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oppose

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_760_zopposeop‧pose /əˈpəʊz $ əˈpoʊz/ ●●○ S3 W3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 AGAINST/OPPOSEto 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 health care budget.2 FIGHT FOR OR AGAINST somethingto fight or compete against another person or group in a battle, competition, or election 🔊 He is opposed by two other candidates.THESAURUSoppose to think that a plan or idea is wrong, and to try to prevent it from happening or succeedingHundreds of people wrote to oppose the scheme.The other parties opposed the bill.be against something/be opposed to something to think that something is wrong and should not be allowedI used to be against the death penalty.Most people are opposed to the privatization of the city’s public transportation system.not agree with something to think that something is wrongI don’t agree with training animals for entertainment.object to say or feel that something is wrongNo one objected to the proposals.She strongly objects to being told what to do.resist to try to prevent a change from happening, or prevent yourself from being forced to do somethingPeople often resist change, when they have been used to doing things in a certain way for a long time.She resisted all attempts to teach her how to cook.anti- opposed to something – used in adjectivesanti-war protestersan anti-slavery movement→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
opposeFor what other reason does he oppose a blanket advertising ban on tobacco?Dole opposes a raise in the minimum wage.Gillmore will be opposed by former Councilman Tobkin for the post of mayor.There will be a rally on September 22 for all those who oppose direct military action.I never opposed his will but was prompt in obedience to his orders.I am surprised that the Labour party has decided to oppose it.They opposed moving forward with deployment.Even the Chamber of Commerce opposes Prop.The Church strongly opposes same-sex marriage.It is typical for local residents to oppose the building of a nuclear waste facility.Conservative MPs say they will oppose the new bill.Those who opposed the regime were put into prison or even executed.
From Longman Business Dictionaryopposeop‧pose /əˈpəʊzəˈpoʊz/ verb [transitive] to disagree with a plan or idea and try to prevent it from happeningThree members of the board opposed the motion.Several leading City investors had opposed the Bank of England’s proposals.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
oppose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoppose
he, she, itopposes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyopposed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave opposed
he, she, ithas opposed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad opposed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill oppose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have opposed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam opposing
he, she, itis opposing
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you, we, theyare opposing
Past
I, he, she, itwas opposing
you, we, theywere opposing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been opposing
he, she, ithas been opposing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been opposing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be opposing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been opposing
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