Appose vs. Oppose - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Appose (verb)

    To interrogate; to question.

  • Appose (verb)

    To place next or to or near to; to juxtapose.

  • Appose (verb)

    To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing to another).

  • Oppose (verb)

    To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.

    "to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress"

    "There is still time to oppose this plan."

  • Oppose (verb)

    To object to.

    "Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans."

  • Oppose (verb)

    To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

    "They are opposed to any form of hierarchy."

  • Oppose (verb)

    To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Appose (verb)

    place (something) side by side with or close to something else

    "the specimen was apposed to X-ray film"

  • Oppose (verb)

    disagree with and attempt to prevent, especially by argument

    "a majority of the electorate opposed EC membership"

  • Oppose (verb)

    actively resist (a person or system)

    "a workers' movement opposed the regime"

  • Oppose (verb)

    compete with (someone)

    "a candidate to oppose the leader in the presidential contest"

Webster Dictionary

  • Appose

    To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing to another).

  • Appose

    To place in juxtaposition or proximity.

  • Appose

    To put questions to; to examine; to try. [Obs.] See Pose.

  • Oppose

    To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.

  • Oppose

    To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.

  • Oppose

    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.

  • Oppose

    To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival for a prize.

  • Oppose (verb)

    To be set opposite.

  • Oppose (verb)

    To act adversely or in opposition; - with against or to; as, a servant opposed against the act.

  • Oppose (verb)

    To make objection or opposition in controversy.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Appose (verb)

    place side by side or in close proximity

  • Oppose (verb)

    be against; express opposition to;

    "We oppose the ban on abortion"

  • Oppose (verb)

    fight against or resist strongly;

    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"

    "Don't fight it!"

  • Oppose (verb)

    oppose with equal weight or force

  • Oppose (verb)

    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"

  • Oppose (verb)

    act against or in opposition to;

    "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

  • Oppose (verb)

    be resistant to;

    "The board opposed his motion"

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