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oppose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of oppose

  1. 1 to refuse to give in to <I will continue to oppose any attempts to infringe upon our civil liberties> Synonyms buck, defy, fight, resist, repel, withstandRelated Words battle, combat, contend (with); challenge, contest, contradict, dispute; baffle, balk, foil, frustrate, thwart; check, counter, hinder, obstruct, stemAntonyms bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), knuckle under (to), stoop (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

  2. 2 to strive to reduce or eliminate <we must oppose ignorance and prejudice wherever and whenever they arise> Synonyms battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppugnRelated Words baffle, checkmate, foil, frustrate, resist, thwart, withstand; confront, defy, face, meetNear Antonyms abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, upholdAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote




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