oppose oppose  /ə ˈpoʊz/


  1. (v) be against; express opposition to
  2. (v) fight against or resist strongly
  3. (v) contrast with equal weight or force
  4. (v) set into opposition or rivalry
  5. (v) act against or in opposition to
  6. (v) be resistant to

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  1. We all oppose breaking the law, or we ought to.
  2. But 81% oppose higher taxes on electricity, 68% oppose higher gasoline taxes and 56% oppose giving companies tax breaks to build nuclear power plants.
  3. All: 79 percent favor18 percent oppose.


  1. Hong Kong People Oppose Returning Snowden to U.S., Poll Shows

    Hong Kong residents would oppose any demand for extradition of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who fled to the city after exposing a U.S. surveillance program, according to a poll published today.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Feds oppose release of suspect in St. Clair County judge drug case

    BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Federal prosecutors in southern Illinois say they will oppose a motion to release a man who’s involved in a judicial corruption case for drug treatment. The attorney for Sean McGilvery has asked U.S. Magistrate Donald Wilkerson to reconsider his May 30 order that McGilvery remain in jail until his drug trafficking trial. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Assistant U.S ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  3. Republicans oppose, Democrats support NSA surveillance, poll says

    A majority of Americans oppose National Security Agency programs using records gathered from telecom and Internet companies, according to a poll released Wednesday.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "I know many Americans have reservations about their government's approach," Mr. Bush said. "I would oppose such measures under ordinary circumstances. But these are not ordinary circumstances."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. "The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Daniel Hamburg Source: Malaysia Sun

  3. "I oppose the building of the wall and its construction will stop," al-Maliki said during a joint news conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa in Cairo. "There are other methods to protect neighborhoods."
    on Apr 22, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

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