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oppugn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of oppugn

  1. 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> Synonyms contest, dispute, impeach, challenge, query, questionRelated Words doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms back, defend, support; advocate, champion, promote; abide, endure, stomach, tolerateAntonyms accept, believe, embrace, swallow

  2. 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, fightRelated 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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