set (oneself) against

phrasal verb
set (oneself) against; setting (oneself) against; sets (oneself) against

Definition of set (oneself) against

: to decide that one does not support (something or someone) : to be or become opposed to (something or someone) She set herself against the prevailing beliefs of the time. He has set himself against (joining) them.

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“Set (oneself) against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20%28oneself%29%20against. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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