op·posed | \ ə-ˈpōzd \

Definition of opposed 

: set or placed in opposition : contrary with politicians, as opposed to soap, you cannot return what you have bought —Felix G. Rohatyn voters who are opposed to the plan

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And that is the approach that judges like Brett Kavanaugh and others on this list would have stood against and that is why the Democrats and their allies are so opposed to such nominees. Fox News, "Leonard Leo on why Trump appointed Judge Kavanaugh," 10 July 2018 Consumer advocates and some state legislators are adamantly opposed to letting PG&E make its customers pay any costs from the 2017 fires if company negligence played a role in starting the flames. David R. Baker, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E customers would pay some Wine Country fire costs under bond proposal," 9 July 2018 The group was militantly opposed to the governments of the United States and Japan, and Mr. Asahara preached that by the year 2000, Japan would be decimated by a series of attacks from America and its allies. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack," 5 July 2018 Democrats are strongly opposed to any cuts to SNAP. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, "US farm bill: the food stamp showdown," 3 May 2018 The nation’s new president, Bill Clinton, opposed vouchers, which scared off investors. Sam Tanenhaus, Town & Country, "Can Chris Whittle Launch a Truly Global School?," 10 July 2018 State law requires all opposed candidates to file reports of campaign contributions and expenditures eight days before an election. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Probate Court judge once again faces ethics questions," 3 July 2018 The chief justice also has strongly opposed efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering. David G. Savage, latimes.com, "Supreme Court this year gave a preview of things to come: Wins for Trump, employers and Republicans," 1 July 2018 Perhaps her parents were born here, which would mean different expectations, or parenting so opposed to the way they had been brought up by their own strict immigrant parents that there were basically no expectations. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "Omakase," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of opposed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opposed

Middle English — more at oppose

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English Language Learners Definition of opposed

: not agreeing with or approving of something or someone

: completely different

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