• To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against.
  • To object to.
  • To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
  • To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.


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  • From Middle English opposen, from Old French opposer, from Latin ob ("before, against") + Medieval Latin pono, taking the place of Latin oppono ("to oppose").

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