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Phrasal Verbs

opposed to

This page is about the phrasal verb opposed to

Meaning

If you are opposed to something, you're against it or you don't support it.

Synonym

against

For example

  • opposed to sth People who are opposed to the plan to build a new dam are protesting in front of the town hall.

  • opposed to sth If you're opposed to something the government's doing, write a letter to your local representative.

Nouns often used as objects with opposed to: war, torture, corruption, pollution, crime, exploitation, violence

Quick Quiz

People who were opposed to the invasion of Iraq thought it was

a. a bad idea

b. a smart move

c. a great decision

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