An example of oppose is when you do not want a new bill to pass.
transitive verb-·posed′, -·pos′ing
- to set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
- to contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
Origin of opposeMiddle English opposen from Old French opposer, altered (infl. by poser: see pose) from Classical Latin opponere: see opponent
verbop·posed, op·pos·ing, op·pos·es
- To be or act in contention or conflict with: opposed their crosstown rivals in the season finale.
- To be hostile or resistant to; try to prevent: opposes the building of a new police station.
- a. To set as an opposite in position: opposed the painting with a mirror across the room.b. To present in counterbalance or contrast: ideas that were opposed to each other in her first book.
Origin of opposeMiddle English opposen to question, interrogate from Old French opposer alteration ( influenced by poser to place ) of Latin oppōnere to oppose ( ob- against ; see ob- . ) ( pōnere to put ; see apo- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present opposes, present participle opposing, simple past and past participle opposed)
- To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
- to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress
- There is still time to oppose this plan.
- To object to.
- Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
- To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
- They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
- To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- To compete with; to strive against.
- to oppose a rival for a prize