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oppose

verb

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1 to refuse to give in to
  • I will continue to oppose any attempts to infringe upon our civil liberties

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2 to strive to reduce or eliminate
  • we must oppose ignorance and prejudice wherever and whenever they arise

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oppose, combat, resist, withstand mean to set oneself against someone or something. oppose can apply to any conflict, from mere objection to bitter hostility or warfare. opposed the plan combat stresses the forceful or urgent countering of something. combat disease resist implies an overt recognition of a hostile or threatening force and a positive effort to counteract or repel it. resisting temptation withstand suggests a more passive resistance. trying to withstand peer pressure

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