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opponentnoun [C]

 us   /əˈpoʊ·nənt/

opponent noun [C] (OPPOSING POSITION)

a person who disagrees with something and speaks against it or tries to change it: Opponents of the project fear it will attract undesirables.

opponent noun [C] (COMPETITOR)

a person you are competing against, esp. in politics or sports: His chief opponent in the November election will be Jim Crowley.
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