oppose-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: be against, resist

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 OPPOSE (NP2[patient[abstract]])

The senator said he would oppose the bill.
The board opposed his motion.
A letter by author CS Lewis has shown he opposed the idea of a screen version of his Narnia books.
He opposed the British, he opposed the Hindu that were victims of the past, he opposed even Gandhiji, he opposed the Government of free India.
Singapore opposed the call for a moratorium on death-penalty.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Taking_sides
PropBank: oppose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5, 6

Sense Number 2: match, play against, compare

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 OPPOSE NP2 and/against NP3 NP1 OPPOSE NP2
NOTE: as in a sporting match

Let them oppose their best athletes against ours.
Our current series will oppose the teams ranked 14 vs 19.
This effectively opposes people against each other, which to me goes against spiritual common sense.
This is often seen in a competitively fearful framework that opposes individual and group against each other.
Delone Catholic will oppose Columbia in the opening round at 6 pm Tuesday.
They deliberately use synthetic / chemical materials which they frequently oppose with 'natural' materials.

VerbNet: amalgamate-22.2-3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: oppose with equal weight or force

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[actor[concrete]] OPPOSE NP2[actor[concrete]]

The force of static friction will only oppose a push up to a point.
Can two flat objects be electromagnetized so that they oppose each other?
Frictional forces that oppose the motion of moving objects are due to kinetic friction.
Luke did not immediately die, and we know that Jedi have the power to oppose gravity with the force.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3