Opponent

  • 1 opponent — [ə pō′nənt] n. [< L opponens, prp. of opponere < ob (see OB ) + ponere, to place: see POSITION] a person who opposes; person against one in a fight, game, debate, argument, etc.; adversary adj. 1. Rare opposite, as in position 2. opposing;… …

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  • 2 Opponent — Op*po nent, n. 1. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some thesis or proposition, in distinction… …

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  • 3 Opponent — (lat. opponere: entgegensetzen, einwenden) ist die Bezeichnung für einen Argumentationsgegner. Der Ausdruck wird in einem Promotionsverfahren und in der Dialogischen Logik verwendet. Gutachter im Promotionsverfahren Bei einer Promotion hatte oder …

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  • 4 opponent — opponent, antagonist, adversary all denote one who expresses or manifests opposition. Unlike enemy they do not necessarily imply personal animosity or hostility. An opponent is one who is on the opposite side in a contest (as an argument,… …

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  • 5 Opponent — Op*po nent, a. [L. opponens, entis, p. pr. of opponere to set or place against, to oppose; ob (see {Ob }) + ponere to place. See {Position}.] Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Opponént — (lat.), bei einer Disputation Gegner des Disputanten; opponieren, widersprechen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 opponent — I noun adversarius, adversary, adverse party, challenger, combatant, contender, cornval, disputant, one who opposes, opposer, opposing litigant, opposing party, opposite, opposite side, opposition, other side II index adversary, contender, cont …

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  • 8 opponent — (n.) 1580s, from L. opponentem (nom. opponens), prp. of opponere oppose, object to, set against, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + ponere to put, set, place (see POSITION (Cf. position)) …

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  • 9 opponent — [n] person with whom one competes adversary, antagonist, anti*, aspirant, assailant, bandit*, bidder, candidate, challenger, competitor, con, contestant, counteragent, dark horse*, disputant, dissentient, enemy, entrant, foe, litigant, match,… …

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  • 10 opponent — ► NOUN 1) a person who competes with or fights another in a contest, game, or argument. 2) a person who disagrees with or resists a proposal or practice. ORIGIN from Latin opponere set against …

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  • 11 opponent — op|po|nent W3 [əˈpəunənt US əˈpou ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of opponere; OPPOSE] 1.) someone who you try to defeat in a competition, game, fight, or argument ▪ Graf s opponent in today s final will be Sukova.… …

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  • 12 opponent — 01. Boxer Mike Tyson bit off a piece of an ear of his [opponent] in a match in 1998. 02. Selena William s toughest [opponent] in the tennis match will probably be her sister, Vanessa. 03. Clinton s political [opponents] are delighted by recent… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 opponent — [[t]əpo͟ʊnənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ opponents 1) N COUNT: usu with poss A politician s opponents are other politicians who belong to a different party or who have different aims or policies. ...Mr Kennedy s opponent in the leadership contest... He described… …

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  • 14 opponent */*/ — UK [əˈpəʊnənt] / US [əˈpoʊnənt] noun [countable] Word forms opponent : singular opponent plural opponents someone who is competing against you You re facing a much more experienced opponent in tomorrow s match. His opponent received only 36 per… …

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  • 15 opponent — /euh poh neuhnt/, n. 1. a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary. adj. 2. being opposite, as in position. 3. opposing; adverse; antagonistic. 4. Anat. bringing parts together or into opposition,… …

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  • 16 opponent — n. 1) a formidable, strong; weak opponent 2) (ironical) my worthy opponent * * * [ə pəʊnənt] strong weak opponent (ironical) my worthy opponent a formidable …

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  • 17 Opponent — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Opponent >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 opponent opponent antagonist adversary Sgm: N 1 adverse party adverse party opposition Sgm: N 1 enemy enemy &c. 891 Sgm: N 1 assailant assailant …

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  • 18 opponent — op|po|nent [ ə pounənt ] noun count ** someone who is competing against you: You re facing a much more experienced opponent in tomorrow s game. His Republican opponent received only 36 percent of the vote. a. someone who is arguing or fighting… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 opponent — noun 1 person who plays against sb ADJECTIVE ▪ chief, main ▪ dangerous, tough ▪ worthy VERB + OPPONENT ▪ a …

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  • 20 Opponent — ↑ Opponentin Abtrünniger, Abtrünnige, Abweichler, Abweichlerin, Andersdenkender, Andersdenkende, Dissident, Dissidentin, Ketzer, Ketzerin; (bildungsspr.): Apostat, Apostatin, Häretiker, Häretikerin, Renegat, Renegatin; (abwertend): Neinsager,… …

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