CET4 TEM4 TOEFL
1. op- "against" + posit- + -ion.
2. literally "set against, set opposite". => oppose, object to.
- opposition (n.)
- late 14c., an astrological term for the situation of two heavenly bodies exactly across from one another in the heavens, from Old French oposicion (12c.) or directly from Latin oppositionem (nominative oppositio) "act of opposing, a placing against," noun of action from past participle stem of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "that which is opposite something else" is from 1540s; meaning "contrast, antagonism" first attested 1580s; sense of "political party opposed to the one in power" is from 1704. Related: Oppositional.
- 1. Stewart has developed a tendency to mix it verbally with the opposition.
- 2. Poland provide the opposition for the Scots' last warm-up match at home.
- 3. The opposition Conservative Party put a different interpretation on the figures.
- 4. He expressed his opposition to the lifting of sanctions.
- 5. Opposition leaders had called for a boycott of the vote.
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