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"oppose" in British English

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opposeverb [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 ​testingsystem has been ​vigorously opposed by ​teachers. Most of the ​localresidents opposed the ​closing of the ​school. [+ -ing verb] I would ​certainly oppose changing the ​system.

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

"oppose" in American English

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opposeverb [T]

 us   /əˈpoʊz/
to ​disagree with something, often by ​speaking or ​fighting against it: The ​governoradamantly/​vehemently opposes ​raisingtaxes.
opposing
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əˈpoʊ·zɪŋ/
The opposing ​sidesfailed to ​reachagreement today.
(Definition of oppose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"oppose" in Business English

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opposeverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈpəʊz/
to ​disagree with something or someone, and speak or take ​action against them: Most ​localresidents opposed the ​building of the ​shoppingmall. The ​proposedtaxrise has been vigorously opposed by ​businessleaders.oppose doing sth I would certainly oppose ​changing the ​system.
(Definition of oppose from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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