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Propose vs. Oppose

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Proposeverb

(transitive) To suggest a plan, course of action, etc.

‘I propose going to see a film.’; ‘to propose an alliance; to propose a question for discussion’;

Opposeverb

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.’;

Proposeverb

To ask for a person's hand in marriage.

‘He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.’;

Opposeverb

To object to.

‘Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.’;

Proposeverb

(transitive) To intend.

‘He proposes to set up his own business.’;

Opposeverb

To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

‘They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.’;

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Proposeverb

(obsolete) To talk; to converse.

Opposeverb

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

Proposeverb

(obsolete) To set forth.

Opposeverb

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

‘Her grace sat down . . . In a rich chair of state; opposing freelyThe beauty of her person to the people.’;

Proposenoun

(obsolete) An objective or aim.

Opposeverb

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.’;

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Proposeverb

To set forth.

‘That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up.’;

Opposeverb

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.

Proposeverb

To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office.

Opposeverb

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

‘I am . . . too weakTo oppose your cunning.’;

Proposeverb

To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.

‘I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England.’;

Opposeverb

To be set opposite.

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Proposeverb

To speak; to converse.

‘There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice,Proposing with the prince and Claudio.’;

Opposeverb

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

Proposeverb

To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.

Opposeverb

To make objection or opposition in controversy.

Proposeverb

To offer one's self in marriage.

Opposeverb

be against; express opposition to;

‘We oppose the ban on abortion’;

Proposenoun

Talk; discourse.

Opposeverb

fight against or resist strongly;

‘The senator said he would oppose the bill’; ‘Don't fight it!’;

Proposeverb

make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Opposeverb

oppose with equal weight or force

Proposeverb

present for consideration

Opposeverb

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’;

Proposeverb

propose or intend;

‘I aim to arrive at noon’;

Opposeverb

act against or in opposition to;

‘She reacts negatively to everything I say’;

Proposeverb

put forward; nominate for appointment to an office;

‘The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission’;

Opposeverb

be resistant to;

‘The board opposed his motion’;

Proposeverb

ask (someone) to marry you;

‘he popped the question on Sunday night’; ‘she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months’; ‘The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman’;

Opposeverb

disagree with and attempt to prevent, especially by argument

‘a majority of the electorate opposed EC membership’;

Proposeverb

put forward (a plan or suggestion) for consideration by others

‘I proposed that the government should retain a 51 per cent stake in the company’; ‘he proposed a new nine-point peace plan’;

Opposeverb

actively resist (a person or system)

‘a workers' movement opposed the regime’;

Proposeverb

nominate (someone) for an elected office or as a member of a society

‘Roy Thomson was proposed as chairman’;

Opposeverb

compete with (someone)

‘a candidate to oppose the leader in the presidential contest’;

Proposeverb

put forward (a motion) to a legislature or committee

‘the government put its slim majority to the test by proposing a vote of confidence’;

Proposeverb

intend to do something

‘he proposed to attend the meeting’;

Proposeverb

make an offer of marriage to someone

‘I have already proposed to Sarah’; ‘one girl proposed marriage to him on the spot’;

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