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Opponent vs. Proponent

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  • Opponent (noun)

    One who opposes another; one who works or takes a position against someone or something; one who attempts to stop the progress of someone or something.

    "The person who ran against her in the last election proved to be a formidable opponent."

    "During the crackdown, many opponents of the regime were arrested."

  • Opponent (noun)

    One who opposes another physically (in a fight, sport, game, or competition).

  • Opponent (noun)

    One who opposes another in words (in a dispute, argument or controversy).

  • Opponent (noun)

    One who is opposed or objects (to a policy, course of action or set of ideas).

    "She was a dedicated opponent of the death penalty."

  • Opponent (adjective)

    Opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

  • Opponent (adjective)

    Situated in front; opposite.

  • Proponent (noun)

    One who supports something; an advocate

  • Proponent (noun)

    One who makes a proposal or proposition.

  • Proponent (noun)

    One who propounds a will for probate.

  • Proponent (adjective)

    Making proposals; proposing.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Opponent (adjective)

    Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic.

  • Opponent (noun)

    One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe.

  • Opponent (noun)

    One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some thesis or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.

  • Proponent (adjective)

    Making proposals; proposing.

  • Proponent (noun)

    One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.

  • Proponent (noun)

    The propounder of a thing.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Opponent (noun)

    a contestant that you are matched against

  • Opponent (noun)

    someone who offers opposition

  • Opponent (adjective)

    characterized by active hostility;

    "opponent (or opposing) armies"

  • Proponent (noun)

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Princeton's WordNet

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