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opponent

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1 one that takes a position opposite another in a competition or conflict
  • in martial arts, before the match begins, always bow to your opponent

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2 one that is hostile toward another
  • the senator has many political opponents who would love to ruin his career

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The first known use of opponent was in 1553

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“Opponent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opponent. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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