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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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