Oppugn meaning

ə-pyo͝on
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To oppose, contradict, or call into question.
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To oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question.
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(rare) To contradict or controvert; to oppose; to challenge or question the truth or validity of a given statement.
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Origin of oppugn

  • Middle English oppugnen from Latin oppugnāre to attack ob- against ob– pugnāre to fight with the fist peuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French oppugner Latin oppugno (“fight against, to attack, assail, assault, storm, besiege, war with")

    From Wiktionary