object to

This page is about the phrasal verb object to.

Meaning: If you object to something, you don't think it's a good thing or a good idea, so you oppose it or you are against it.

Synonym: oppose

For example:

  • object to sth Most people object to the huge bonuses that banks and financial companies pay their top executives.

  • object to sth Some politicians object to the new law that will improve health care for children because it might mean lower profits for big drug companies.

Nouns often used as objects with object to: decision, verdict, plan, idea, proposal, law

Quick Quiz:

The workers objected to

a. their salary cut

b. their pay rise

c. their big bonuses

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Contributor: Matt Errey