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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disagree with)
a. oponerse a
Although I opposed the new rules, I am willing to follow them.Aunque me opongo a la nueva normativa, estoy dispuesta a cumplirla.
b. estar en contra de
It's not that I oppose the bill, but I think some clauses need to be altered.No es que esté en contra del proyecto de ley, pero creo que algunas cláusulas deben ser modificadas.
2. (to resist)
a. luchar contra
Many nobles were prepared to oppose the coronation of the prince.Muchos nobles estaban dispuestos a luchar contra la coronación del príncipe.
b. combatir
We have to do everything within our power to oppose the destruction of these wetlands.Tenemos que hacer todo lo que esté en nuestras manos para combatir la destrucción de estos humedales.
c. enfrentarse a (in an election)
Rogers will be opposing him in the next election.Rogers se enfrentará a él en las próximas elecciones.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. oponerse a
to be opposed to somethingestar en contra de algo
we should act now as opposed to waiting till laterdeberíamos actuar ya en lugar de esperar más
I'm referring to my real father as opposed to my stepfatherme refiero a mi verdadero padre y no a mi padrastro
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oppose [əˈpəʊz]
transitive verb
1 (disagree with) oponerse a; estar en contra de
she opposes my coming he opposes the war many parents oppose bilingual education in schools 67 per cent are in favour of the measure and 33 per cent oppose it they oppose the use of violence Mr Taylor was not bitter towards those who had opposed him
67% are in favour of the measure and 33% oppose it el 67% está a favor de la medida y el 33% restante se opone or está en contra; they opposed the motion se opusieron a la moción
2 (combat) luchar contra; combatir
I have no wish to oppose progress no deseo luchar contra or combatir el progreso; he may decide to oppose him at the next election puede que decida enfrentarse a él en las próximas elecciones
we shall oppose this by all the means in our power if you oppose me on this you'll be sorry I shall oppose any attempt to change the law the residents got together to oppose the plan if they wanted to fix a date for beginning Stage II of EMU, the Germans said that they would not oppose them he never forgave the ambassador for having opposed him the Democrats are looking for a candidate to oppose him they accused him of opposing the bill for political gain with both opposition parties opposing the bill, it will have a tricky passage through Parliament to oppose sth [to] sth the first three stanzas oppose the apparent happiness of the fairy world to the apparent sorrow of the mortal realm
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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