oponerse a
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be against)
a. to oppose
Nosotros nos oponemos firmemente a la privatización de los servicios sanitarios.We firmly oppose the privatization of the health services.
b. to be opposed to
No es cierto que mis socios se opusieran al proyecto de ampliación de la empresa.It's not true that my partners were opposed to the company's expansion project.
c. to object to
Mis suegros no se oponían a que nos casáramos, pero sí a que lo hiciéramos por lo civil.My in-laws didn't object to us getting married, but they did object to us doing so in a registry office.
2. (to raise objections to)
a. to object to
¿Por qué siempre tienes que oponerte a todo lo que digo?Why do you have to object to everything I say?
3. (to go against)
a. to be opposed to
Las ideas de mis hijos se oponen radicalmente a las que yo traté de inculcarles.My children's ideas are radically opposed to those I tried to instill in them.
b. to contradict
Lo que dice ahora la primera ministra se opone a todo lo que dijo durante su campaña electoral.What the prime minister is saying now contradicts everything she said during her election campaign.
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