Meaning of OPPOSE in English

OPPOSE

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a petition opposing sth

458 local people signed a petition opposing the move.

adamantly opposed to

Britain is adamantly opposed to the new directive.

bitterly opposed

The march was bitterly opposed by local residents.

conflicting/opposing views (= completely different )

There are conflicting views about the best way to teach reading.

implacably opposed to

He remained implacably opposed to Stalin’s regime.

oppose a move

Union members have opposed the move.

oppose a nomination (= say that you think someone should not be given a job or position )

Senator Hatch said that he would oppose Lee's nomination to assistant attorney general.

oppose a regime (= fight or compete against it )

People who opposed the regime were executed in a wave of political violence.

rival/opposing/opposition fans (= fans who support different teams competing against each other )

There were fights between rival fans outside the stadium.

strongly opposed to

I’m strongly opposed to capital punishment.

the opposing team

A member of the opposing team grabbed hold of his shirt.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

adamantly

Several Bolshevik commissars favoured such a compromise, but Lenin and Trotsky were adamantly opposed and negotiations broke down.

But religious right leaders had adamantly opposed him because of his views on abortion and affirmative action.

During his 1995 mayoral campaign, Miller was adamantly opposed to letting Tucson Water slip into private hands.

But both face populations that have adamantly opposed any cutbacks.

But on this issue some people are adamantly opposed to the Church speaking out.

The voucher proposal has been adamantly opposed by teachers unions as a scheme that would weaken public schools.

But Dewey adamantly opposed a dual system of education, with one curriculum for the college-bound and another for everyone else.

They have asked each to take a pay cut, something their agent, Jim Solano, has adamantly opposed .

also

He also opposes an ethnic-studies requirement.

The local council also opposes the compulsory purchase order.

It was also opposed by music director Yoav Talmi, who threatened to resign if any orchestra members were fired.

Students of the Barnes education classes are also opposing the tour in its current form.

Some atheist groups also oppose the measure.

as

I had been sold an older slot A Athlon as opposed to a socket A Thunderbird.

The mindset is to go after the person complaining, as opposed to the issue.

Testers will need a direct connection to the Internet, as opposed to the dial-up connections popular with home Internet subscribers.

The black dropout rate citywide was 50 percent, as opposed to 13 per-cent for whites.

Buchanan was everywhere in the days before the primary, as opposed to Bob Dole who pretty much stiffed the state.

bitterly

In June 1969 a proposed Connolly commemoration parade through Belfast city centre was bitterly opposed by loyalists.

When we put this strategy into place. it was bitterly opposed by many people.

Its members have been responsible for some of the worst atrocities during the Troubles and bitterly oppose any decommissioning.

Republicans bitterly oppose sampling, saying it invents people for Democratic benefit.

His strategy of seeking an accommodation with Labour was bitterly opposed by many Liberals.

It was difficult working at central office among people who had bitterly opposed our plan.

Consequently it was bitterly opposed by some of the bishops.

diametrically

A more recent image is diametrically opposed to this and emphasizes the affluence of later life.

To begin with, he was diametrically opposed to the economic ideas advocated by Adam Smith.

But it was not only different: the two were diametrically opposed .

It is clear that Guthrie and Linforth follow diametrically opposed methods and reach contradictory conclusions about the nature and existence of Orphism.

Paula Modersohn-Becker thought of the city and the country as diametrically opposed territories.

In essence, the founding giants of the computer industry were diametrically opposed in both platform and product.

Therefore, introspection and self-observation are diametrically opposed in action and effect, and should never be confused one with another.

Here then the first mate and the captain are diametrically opposed .

fiercely

It involves a further transfer of sovereignty to Brussels and is likely to be fiercely opposed by Tory Euro-sceptics.

It could cause further delays to the scheme, which has been fiercely opposed in Kent.

Owners Abroad has consistently fiercely opposed the Airtours bid.

It would require the unanimous approval of all member states, and Ireland and Luxembourg would be fiercely opposed .

strongly

But its greater underlying significance is demonstrated by the fact that it, too, has been strongly opposed by Yard conservatives.

Those provisions had been strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association.

And he said the application would be strongly opposed by residents.

The left strongly opposes both nuclear tests and plans to manufacture nuclear weapons.

Military and police commanders, as well as the top security minister, strongly opposed the move.

The Government has intensified its control of local expenditure and local councils have strongly opposed the policy.

Howard was strongly opposed to prison unemployment in the different circumstances with which he was familiar.

vehemently

Welfare feminists vociferously supported protective legislation, and equality feminists vehemently opposed it.

But there are others who vehemently oppose changing the general plan designation in either area.

The conference was vehemently opposed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the Hezb-e Islami, the principal fundamentalist faction.

They are, like Steven, vehemently opposed to affirmative action.

The Lydende Party vehemently opposed the committee chairperson, partly as a consequence of longstanding family feuds.

He is vehemently opposed to abortion, gay rights and many aspirations of the Third World.

But they vehemently oppose the kind of expenditure that helps the underclass.

■ NOUN

abortion

The fundamental argument of those who oppose abortion anywhere is deceptively appealing.

He remains passionately opposed to abortion , gay rights, affirmative action and immigration, legal or illegal.

Alan Keyes, an eloquent black talk-show host who fervently opposes abortion , has never officially abandoned the race.

Dole and Kemp both oppose abortion , and the new Republican platform retains a strong anti-abortion plank.

Buchanan opposes abortion , affirmative action, immigration and imports.

Mack, a solid conservative who opposes abortion , could help Dole in electoral vote-rich Florida.

I am opposed to abortion on demand.

action

MacArthur was opposed to such action .

It also passed an emergency resolution opposing federal anti-affirmative action legislation.

However, nothing in the document challenges the Communist party, and it opposes any action against the state.

Buchanan opposes abortion, affirmative action , immigration and imports.

Therefore, introspection and self-observation are diametrically opposed in action and effect, and should never be confused one with another.

They are, like Steven, vehemently opposed to affirmative action .

amendment

He opposes the Gallegly Amendment , denouncing the idea of a government that refuses to educate all the children under its care.

Republicans have complained that Democrats are using Social Security scare tactics to incite seniors groups and others to oppose the constitutional amendment .

The Law Society vigorously opposed the restrictive amendment .

Formally, the Democratic leadership in both chambers opposed the Helms amendment .

My second reason for opposing the amendment spans economics and politics.

Among Republicans opposing the amendment are Texas Sens.

ban

For what other reason does he oppose a blanket advertising ban on tobacco?

Whitman enraged conservatives by opposing a ban on late-term abortions sent to her by the state legislature.

On Jan. 5 eight journalists were suspended, apparently for opposing the ban .

Traditionally, Democrats opposed any limits or bans on PACs and Republicans opposed any limit on overall spending.

bill

Lawmakers said they had been strongly lobbied by constituents opposed to the bill .

I have said several times that we will not oppose the Bill .

The Tennessee Education Association, which represents 43, 000 teachers in the state, has opposed the evolution bill .

The second is put down by a another sacked minister, Mr George Walden, who opposes the bill in principle.

Barbara Boxer, when she announced she will oppose the anti-gay marriage bill .

The amendment is opposition for the sake of opposing , but of course the Labour party has opposed every privatising Bill .

To win her support, the ports would have to open discussions with labor unions that oppose the bill .

change

The Conservatives are likely to oppose any suggestion of change .

Instead of standing idly by or opposing change , the union should become actively involved in making change happen.

Did they make a mistake by their decision to oppose changes ?

But when Eisenhower opposed changes in the law, Durkin resigned and accused the Republican president of a double-cross.

It had continually opposed socio-political change and had had little understanding of the industrialization process up to that time.

The merchant capitalists who controlled the City were much opposed to changes in this.

He had opposed the radical change of direction effected by Occhetto and the proposed change of the name of the party.

For Marxists, the changing nature of capitalist interests ultimately dictates what happens in medicine even though doctors themselves may oppose the changes.

government

He opposed the Government over the Official Secrets Act in 1989 and has consistently backed the cause of freedom of information.

He supports parental notification and opposes government funding, but does not advocate a constitutional amendment banning abortion.

Her Majesty's Parliamentary Opposition have of course a duty to oppose the Government of the day as part of their constitutional function.

He was merely opposed to aggressive governments .

Backbenchers moved 3510 amendments, only 171 being carried and most of these were not opposed by the government .

How should we oppose government plans?

group

Local amenity societies and conservation groups therefore frequently oppose their construction -; and all too often the houses remain unbuilt.

Republicans have complained that Democrats are using Social Security scare tactics to incite seniors groups and others to oppose the constitutional amendment.

Pro-abortion groups also oppose the protocol on the grounds that it is too restrictive.

Some atheist groups also oppose the measure.

A local group has formed to oppose the mining and has held its first public meeting.

Trial lawyers and some consumer groups also oppose the plan, and no-fault generally.

idea

Britain opposed the idea of a global initiative and the raising of more money specifically for education.

To begin with, he was diametrically opposed to the economic ideas advocated by Adam Smith.

He's opposed to the idea .

The Democratic leader broke with the Clinton administration, which opposes the idea .

At the end of the last century few clerics opposed the idea of evolution.

But labor unions, fearing loss of jobs, are planning to oppose the idea .

But Peter Walker, the agriculture minister, opposes the idea of a new law.

His generals, however, opposed the idea .

law

Those opposed say existing law already outlaws electronic piracy, and that law-abiding users would suffer.

In general, Forbes opposes any law that raises the cost of doing business.

But the head of a coalition opposing the bill said laws already on the books outlaw electronic pirating.

Environmental forces that have long opposed the Retail Rate Law cheered its repeal.

But when Eisenhower opposed changes in the law , Durkin resigned and accused the Republican president of a double-cross.

legislation

Above all, Churchill was opposed to passing major legislation before the war was won.

It also passed an emergency resolution opposing federal anti-affirmative action legislation .

She opposed protective labour legislation for women workers.

The Bush administration has gone further, and said it does not oppose the new legislation .

Clinton opposed the legislation but signed it anyway because, he said, he needed other important measures in the defense bill.

He slammed the door on every meeting, opposed all legislation and blocked the working of institutions.

marriage

They said her father had opposed the marriage fiercely; but all that was forgotten now.

Clinton opposes homosexual marriage , according to White House spokesman Mike McCurry.

The events upon which the play is based suggest an interesting examination of the forces opposing happiness in marriage .

Barbara Boxer, when she announced she will oppose the anti-gay marriage bill.

Some polls show as many as 70 percent of respondents oppose gay marriage .

And Bill was shocked to see her agent take the stand, saying that he had opposed the marriage to Bill.

How could the man I trusted to make life better turn around and oppose my right to marriage ?

measure

I should have thought that good sense would dictate that some one who opposes every measure begins to lose credibility.

Arteaga and Alarcon have publicly opposed the extreme economic measures Bucaram had announced, while supporting more gradual reform.

He may oppose this measure but he should not pre-empt the results of the environmental assessment.

Could individual States that were part of the Union oppose measures adopted by its central Government?

Some atheist groups also oppose the measure .

All the Republicans except Buchanan support global free trade and oppose direct measures to discourage companies from moving manufacturing plants overseas.

Both Texas senators, Phil Gramm and Hutchison, voted against tabling the amendment because they opposed the measures .

Mulholland, however, along with most leaders in the Republican and Democratic parties, opposed the open primary measure .

move

Yusuf Bozkurt Ozal, the president's brother and a member of parliament, opposes his sister-in-law's move into politics.

But Lott said he would oppose such a move .

Military and police commanders, as well as the top security minister, strongly opposed the move .

According to diplomatic sources, Mbonimpa had been opposed to the moves by President Buyoya to include Hutus in the government.

An action group opposing the move for Paisley Grammar school has now been set up.

But in Britain police, probation and child protection agencies opposed the move , warning that it would risk driving paedophiles underground.

But Hambleton District Council opposes the move as the property lies in the heart of the town's industrial estate.

party

I am surprised that the Labour party has decided to oppose it.

There was speculation that pragmatists within the party opposed the hard-line stance of its Swadeshi Jagran Manch lobby.

It is designed for one party to put forward a proposition which the other party denies or opposes .

Prominent anti-abortion activists in the party had opposed the resolution, because it might prove embarrassing.

But after 1947, Nehru began to assert his supremacy and sack party chiefs who opposed him.

Mulholland, however, along with most leaders in the Republican and Democratic parties , opposed the open primary measure.

The amendment is opposition for the sake of opposing , but of course the Labour party has opposed every privatising Bill.

Although the Labour party opposes the discount scheme, it does not attempt to address the unfairness inherent in a property tax.

percent

On the issue of abortion rights, Texans split evenly with 46 percent favoring abortion rights and 46 percent opposing abortion.

Undecided voters split 49 percent in favor of abortion rights, 41 percent opposed .

The California Poll found that 57 percent favored permitting cannabis prescriptions and 42 percent were opposed .

Some polls show as many as 70 percent of respondents oppose gay marriage.

Thirty-seven percent said they support the agreements, while 35 percent said they oppose them.

Sixty-four percent said they opposed an amendment, 28 percent said they favored the proposal.

Thirty-four percent oppose the deal, and 10 percent are undecided.

plan

The District Council actively opposed her plans .

Hiatt had come to oppose Shames and his plan to build a $ 30 million high-tech distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

Delegates voted to oppose the mass opt-out plans and scrap controversial tests for seven and eleven-year-olds.

She says she might oppose the final annexation plan if given enough reason.

A recent opinion poll showed that 89 percent of the public said they would oppose plans to bury waste in their neighbourhood.

But many Contra Costa residents are staunchly opposed to the plan .

And two councils are to spend money opposing the National Grid plans at a public inquiry.

Paul Cos. in Minnesota, also oppose the plan .

policy

Bank officials remain opposed to loosening monetary policy by printing money.

High-tech firms have opposed both administration policies .

But his heart was with those students and delegates who opposed Johnson and his policies .

The Government has intensified its control of local expenditure and local councils have strongly opposed the policy .

Ronstadt opposes the policy on religious grounds.

Many of us oppose not just these policies and the international institutions that enforce them.

By a considerable margin, foreign-policy experts oppose the policy .

proposal

That is why we oppose the proposals .

The National Rifle Association and other advocates of firearms rights are expected to vigorously oppose these proposals .

The Communist Party had originally been opposed to such a proposal .

Once again, Democrats oppose a Wilson proposal because of its impact on education.

It firmly opposed the Commission's proposals .

The president, to be sure, opposes many Republican tax proposals .

Fnac is asking its customers to sign a petition opposing the proposals to reintroduce r.p.m. on books.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the House are likely to go along and the Clinton administration opposes both proposals as now drawn.

scheme

The National Farmers Union opposes the scheme , but would also be unhappy about undergrounding because of the damage to crops.

For Tolonen would be opposed to the scheme .

Livingstone has opposed the scheme since taking office but has been powerless to act against it.

The generally accepted view is that the people of Lewis opposed Lord Leverhulme's schemes .

Although the Labour party opposes the discount scheme , it does not attempt to address the unfairness inherent in a property tax.

Various people are opposed to this scheme as it will give the youth another area to congregate and possibly cause trouble.

use

As a health officer I am opposed to the use of illicit drugs.

Beccaria's reputation for humanity comes from the famous sections that oppose the use of torture and of capital punishment.

Some, like Senator Joe Biden, who opposed the use of force in the Gulf call for it now.

That plank also opposes the use of public funds for abortion and organizations that advocate abortion.

Some doctors and students read a statement of protest opposing the use of a public hall to conduct the meeting.

We oppose excessive use of decontextualised exercises written only for perusal and marking by a teacher.

view

He had no ear for differences, no time for the opposing view , valiant in his deafness to contradiction.

Did opposing views find compromise in final report?

Study the opposing view with an open mind to make sure of your position.

For most of his pastorate, Jim could count on Father Ed Dougherty to articulate the opposing view .

The experts have opposing views to balance the debate, organizers said.

war

From the beginning, Rawls was opposed to the war , and made his opposition known.

Many opposed the war and despised the Milosevic government.

She was opposed to World War I and the resultant erosion of civil liberties.

Those who oppose the war are either muddled, cowards, or traitors.

Did he oppose particular types of war ?

■ VERB

continue

The Labour movement was not, however, convinced by these arguments: rather it continued to oppose family allowances.

Clinton continued to oppose that provision of the bill during negotiations with House and Senate leaders last week.

Chief officers continue to oppose any reform of the present system.

The Republican candidate Ronald Reagan continued to oppose it.

Mr Bush continues to oppose him, encouraged by this week's court rulings in his favour.

Stein now decided to quit the fight, though Fisher continued to oppose the amendment.

However, Cambridgeshire voluntarily introduced formula funding in April 1988, whilst Solihull continued to oppose it.

I give my hon. Friend the absolute assurance that the Government will continue to oppose it root and branch.

remain

Bank officials remain opposed to loosening monetary policy by printing money.

He remains passionately opposed to abortion, gay rights, affirmative action and immigration, legal or illegal.

The Prison Officers' Association remain opposed to cross-staffing, while the Governors favour it.

Smashing through the few Night Goblins that remained to oppose them, Duregar and Belegar headed west.

Nevertheless Chancellor Helmut Kohl remains firmly opposed to a delay on the grounds that it could endanger the project.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as opposed to sth

The tax system favors the very rich as opposed to ordinary working people.

Analysts believe that the healthy results can be attributed to an increase in trade as opposed to interest rate fluctuations.

Another point is to give the medication on a scheduled as opposed to an as-needed basis.

It stumbled commercially, reaching only No. 28, as opposed to the No. 2 peak of the first album.

Let the stretch the absolute from your leg as opposed to being your leg.

Melville uses the eyes of the whale to suggest something of the duality of nature as opposed to the Singularity of man.

The mindset is to go after the person complaining, as opposed to the issue.

The squarish wings, as opposed to the swept, triangular variety, suggests A-10s or 37 fighter-trainers.

be opposed to sth

Most company bosses say they are opposed to employees working a lot of overtime.

Above all, Churchill was opposed to passing major legislation before the war was won.

I am opposed to a district-wide imposition of uniforms.

I am opposed to air mattresses at a rendezvous, personally.

It is a topic which raises strong emotions and 80% of the population are opposed to bloodsports.

Its opponents included liberals who were opposed to the death penalty and conservatives who objected to the gun control provisions.

The other editor, Reform leader Isaac Mayer Wise, was opposed to abolition.

This constructivist approach is opposed to psychological behaviourism.

This is opposed to obeying orders from a center, or reacting in lock step to the overall environment.

diametrically opposed/opposite

The women hold diametrically opposed views on abortion.

A more recent image is diametrically opposed to this and emphasizes the affluence of later life.

Furthermore, the lift generated will act in a diametrically opposite direction when the rotation of the cylinder is reversed.

In essence, the founding giants of the computer industry were diametrically opposed in both platform and product.

It is clear that Guthrie and Linforth follow diametrically opposed methods and reach contradictory conclusions about the nature and existence of Orphism.

Its neighbouring census tract to the north exhibited diametrically opposite trends, suggesting that whilst one area improved another declined.

The assumptions in the two systems are almost diametrically opposed.

Therefore, introspection and self-observation are diametrically opposed in action and effect, and should never be confused one with another.

To begin with, he was diametrically opposed to the economic ideas advocated by Adam Smith.

flatly refuse/deny/oppose etc sth

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Conservative MPs say they will oppose the new bill.

Gillmore will be opposed by former Councilman Tobkin for the post of mayor.

It is typical for local residents to oppose the building of a nuclear waste facility.

The Church strongly opposes same-sex marriage.

There will be a rally on September 22 for all those who oppose direct military action.

Those who opposed the regime were put into prison or even executed.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Dole opposes a raise in the minimum wage.

Even the Chamber of Commerce opposes Prop.

For what other reason does he oppose a blanket advertising ban on tobacco?

I am surprised that the Labour party has decided to oppose it.

I never opposed his will but was prompt in obedience to his orders.

They opposed moving forward with deployment.

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