Textual thesaurus for "oppose"

(verb) contradict, controvert

be resistant to

The board opposed his motion

(verb) pit, play off, match

set into opposition or rivalry

let them match their best athletes against ours; pit a chess player against the Russian champion; He plays his two children off against each other

(verb) fight, fight back, fight down, defend

fight against or resist strongly

The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

(verb) react

act against or in opposition to

She reacts negatively to everything I say

(verb) counterbalance

contrast with equal weight or force