US: /əˈpoʊzd/
UK: /əpˈə‍ʊzd/

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Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective [not usually before noun] ~ (to sth)
1 (of a person) disagreeing strongly with sth and trying to stop it: She remained bitterly opposed to the idea of moving abroad. + They are totally opposed to abortion.
2 (of ideas, opinions, etc.) very different from sth: Our views are diametrically opposed on this issue.
Idioms: as opposed to (written) used to make a contrast between two things: 200 attended, as opposed to 300 the previous year. + This exercise develops suppleness as opposed to (= rather than) strength.

Thesaurus dictionary

Often, opposed to. against, in opposition (to), opposing, in conflict (with), antipathetic, conflicting, contrary (to), at variance (with), antithetical (to), hostile (to), inimical (to), opposite (to), contrasting:
Harvey is among those opposed to abortion. All those who are opposed to the motion raise your hands.

Collocation dictionary

1 opposed to disagreeing strongly with sth


be | remain


adamantly, bitterly, deeply, fiercely, firmly, fundamentally, implacably, profoundly, resolutely, strongly, vehemently, very (much), violently | absolutely, categorically, completely, directly, totally, utterly, wholly | largely | actively, openly, publicly
the party most openly opposed to military rule

2 very different from sth


be, seem, stand | remain


completely, diametrically, directly, entirely, fundamentally, utterly
Our views are diametrically opposed on this issue.
| mutually
The two sets of values seemed mutually opposed.


The path he saw himself taking in his research seemed directly opposed to the ethos of the department.

Concise English dictionary

+be against; express opposition to
+fight against or resist strongly
+oppose with equal weight or force
+set into opposition or rivalry
+act against or in opposition to
+be resistant to