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English definition of “opponent”

opponent

noun [C]     /əˈpəʊnənt/
COMPETE B2 someone who you compete against in a game or competition: He beat his opponent six games to two.Competitors and participants in sports and games
DISAGREE B2 someone who disagrees with an action or belief and tries to change it: an opponent of slavery a political opponent Opposing and against
(Definition of opponent noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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