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  1. [verb] be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"

  2. [verb] fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
    Synonyms: fight, fight back, fight down, defend

  3. [verb] oppose with equal weight or force
    Synonyms: counterbalance

  4. [verb] set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
    Synonyms: pit, match, play off

  5. [verb] act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
    Synonyms: react

  6. [verb] be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
    Synonyms: controvert, contradict


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