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against

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of against

  1. 1 in or into contact with <he leaned against the fence and it collapsed> <unwittingly rubbed his leg against some poison ivy> Synonyms on, upon Related Words alongside, next, next to; upside

  2. 2 opposed to; not for <I'm against going to see the parade if it's raining> Synonyms anti, agin [dialect], contraRelated Words athwart, contrary to; versus, withAntonyms for, pro





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