Monday, September 19, 2011


Oppose = be against; express opposition to or resist strongly: ‘Most people oppose capital punishment.’ ‘The board opposed his new ideas.’

Oppose sth (WITHOUT to): = think that something is wrong and try to stop it from happening or being accepted: ‘Many leading scientists vigorously opposed Darwin’s ideas.’

Be opposed to sth = feel strongly that something is wrong: ‘Many people are opposed to the use of fur by the clothing industry.’

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