opposed

[[t]əpo͟ʊzd[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n/-ing If you are opposed to something, you disagree with it or disapprove of it.

I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism...

We are strongly opposed to the presence of America in this region.

Syn:
2) ADJ: oft ADJ to n You say that two ideas or systems are opposed when they are opposite to each other or very different from each other.

...people with policies almost diametrically opposed to his own...

This was a straight conflict of directly opposed aims.

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3) PHRASE: PHR group You use as opposed to when you want to make it clear that you are talking about one particular thing and not something else.

We ate in the restaurant, as opposed to the bistro.

Syn:
rather than

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  • opposed — op|posed [əˈpəuzd US əˈpouzd] adj [not before noun] 1.) be opposed to sth to disagree with something such as a plan or system ▪ Most of us are opposed to the death penalty. 2.) two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opposed — adj. 1 opposed to disagreeing strongly with sth VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ adamantly, bitterly, deeply, fiercely …   Collocations dictionary

  • opposed — adjective (not before noun) 1 two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different from each other (+ to): The principles of capitalism and socialism are diametrically opposed to each other. 2 as opposed to used to compare two things …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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