Translation of "oppose" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈpəʊz/ us /əˈpoʊz/ present participle opposing, past tense and past participle opposed

to disagree with a plan or activity and to try to stop it

oponerse a
The committee opposed a proposal to allow women to join the club.

(Translation of “oppose” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈpəuz/

to resist or fight against (someone or something) by force or argument

oponerse (a), estar en contra (de)
We oppose the government on this matter.

to act or compete against

oponerse (a)
Who is opposing him in the election?
opposing adjective

(of teams, armies, or groups) playing, fighting, or arguing against each other

contrincante, opuesto
The referee awarded the opposing team a penalty
The opposing armies were locked in a bitter battle.

(of ideas, opinions, or facts) completely different from each other

contrario, opuesto
The two philosophers held opposing views about the human mind.
as opposed to

separate or distinct from; in contrast with

a diferencia de, en contraposición a
I would prefer it if we met in the morning, as opposed to the evening.

(Translation of “oppose” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)