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English definition of “oppose”

oppose

verb [T]     /əˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/
B2 to disagree with something or someone, often by speaking or fighting against them: 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.Opposing and against
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