Meaning of “oppose” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /əˈpəʊz/
Extra Examples
We oppose capital punishment in any circumstances.Most people want tougher environmental legislation but large corporations continue to oppose it.63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed and 5 abstained.Local people opposed the construction of the new power plant.The group opposes the use of animal experiments.

B2 to disagree with a plan or activity and to try to change or stop it:

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

(Definition of “oppose” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)