contraponerse

contraponerse(
kohn
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trah
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poh
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nehr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to run counter to)
a. to go against
El sufragio censitario se contrapone a la idea de democracia.Censitary suffrage goes against the idea of democracy.
b. to oppose
Como es de costumbre, los conservadores se contrapusieron a los cambios.As usual, the conservatives opposed any changes.
contraponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to contrast)
a. to compare
Voy a contraponer las dos tesis para ver si hubo plagio.I will compare the two theses to see if there was plagiarism.
3. (to oppose)
a. to counter
La oposición contrapuso a la ley del gobierno un control de la inmigración más flexible.The opposition countered the government's law with a proposal that was more flexible on immigration control.
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contraponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (oponer)
a.
a su postura intransigente contrapusimos una más flexiblewe responded to his intransigence by suggesting greater flexibility
2. (cotejar)
a. to compare
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to be opposed
contraponer
transitive verb
1 (cotejar) to compare; set against each other
2 (oponer) to oppose
contraponer A a B to set up A against B; a esta idea ellos contraponen su teoría de que ... against this idea they set up their theory that ...
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