To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- To be in contention or conflict with: oppose the enemy force.
- To be resistant to: opposes new ideas.
- To place opposite in contrast or counterbalance.
- To place so as to be opposite something else.
- To act or be in opposition.
- as opposed to In contrast to: "a Baroque violin that ... uses gut strings as opposed to metal-wound ones” ( William Zagorski).