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opponentnoun [C]

uk   /əˈpəʊ.nənt/ us   /əˈpoʊ.nənt/
B2 a person who disagrees with something and speaks against it or tries to change it: a political opponent Leading opponents of the proposed cuts in defence spending will meet later today.
B2 a person who someone is competing against in a sports event: In the second game, her opponent hurt her leg and had to retire.

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(Definition of opponent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of opponent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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