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oppose

verb [T] uk   /əˈpəʊz/ us    /-ˈpoʊz/
B2 to disagree with something or someone, often by speaking or fighting against it, him, or her: The proposed new exam system has been vigorously opposed by teachers. Most of the local residents opposed the closing of their hospital. [+ -ing verb] I would certainly oppose changing the system.
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