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oppose verb

ADV. adamantly, bitterly, fiercely, firmly, hotly, resolutely, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorously, violently We would vigorously oppose such a policy. | totally We totally oppose the use of gas to kill any animal. | actively | openly, publicly | successfully, unsuccessfully Environmental lobby groups successfully opposed the plan. | initially The ban was initially opposed by the US. | consistently The minister has consistently opposed any relaxation in the law.

VERB + OPPOSE vote to | continue to