To be a counterbalance to; offset
To respond to a stimulus; be affected by some influence, event, etc.
To harmonize with another:
To bring (something) into opposition with something else.
To be contrary to; be inconsistent with:
To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute
To withstand is to be able to successfully cope with something or to be able to resist or remain unaffected by something.
To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
Repudiate is to refuse to have anything to do with or to reject in a public way.
To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
To protest is to make clear you object to something, especially if you do so publicly through demonstrations.
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
To participate in (a boxing match or other similar contest).
To meet or confront squarely or face to face
To meet with; face (difficulties, trouble, etc.)
To argue; debate
(Intransitive) To not agree (suit).
(Obsolete) To quarrel; dispute.
To refuse to believe; reject:
To discuss opposing reasons; argue
To meet and pass (each other)
(Archaic) To match or equal
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
To meet or return (a blow) by another blow.
To disagree with in argument; contradict
To compare so as to point out the differences; set off against one another
To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
To face; stand or meet face to face
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
To oppose in battle; fight against.
To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
To oppose as in a battle; fight
To engage in a quarrel; dispute.
To oppose or counteract
To meet in violent conflict:
A wind with a speed from 103 to 117 km (64 to 73 mi) per hour, rating 11 on the Beaufort scale.
To attack physically and violently; assault
To begin to affect; to act upon injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
To attack with or as with artillery or bombs
To fight or quarrel
To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
To maneuver around and behind the flank of (an opposing force).
To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To act or serve as a shield or safeguard.
To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To act as a guard
(Obsolete) To defeat; invalidate.
To check suddenly the outward movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a fixed object, as a post
To withdraw formally from membership in, or association with, a group, organization, etc., esp. a political group
To rise up against the government
To act as lawyer for (an accused)
Uphold is defined as to support or defend, or to keep from sinking.
To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof
To confound is defined as to confuse someone, defeat an enemy or foil a plan.
To ask a question or questions
To voice opposition; object:
To dislike is to feel distaste or hostility towards someone or something.
To refuse to accept (someone) as a lover, spouse, or friend; rebuff.
To be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
To cause to go or move backward or in an opposite direction
(Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
To expose is defined as to make something visible or make something known.
To give material or financial aid to:
To be for; support; advocate; endorse
To share in something:
To join is defined as to bring or connect together or to become part of something that already exists.
Support is defined as to provide comfort, encouragement or financial assistance to someone.
To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
To give forth a natural product; be productive.
To accept or support a policy or program:
(Intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by ""in"", sometimes also by ""with"" and ""to"".
To oppose and defy; face
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