Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Op*pose" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Opposing.] [F. opposer. See Ob-, Pose, and cf.2d Appose, Puzzle, n. Cf.L. opponere, oppositum.]
1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
Her grace sat down . . .
In a rich chair of state; opposing freely
The beauty of her person to the people.
2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his.
3. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.
I am . . . too weak
To oppose your cunning.
Syn. -- To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn; contravene; check; obstruct.
Op*pose" (?), v. i.
1. To be set opposite.
2. To act adversely or in opposition; -- with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act. [Obs.]
3. To make objection or opposition in controversy.