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oppugn


oppugn

verb

Definition of OPPUGN

1
to demand proof of the truth or rightness of <had the temerity to oppugn the merits of a study in a discipline that he knows nothing about>
Related Words doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resist
2
to strive to reduce or eliminate <guardians of liberty who staunchly oppugned tyranny, whether from the right or the left>
Synonyms battle, combat, contend (with), counter, oppose, oppugn
Near Antonyms abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold

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