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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Oppose as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

19 December 2020
Last seen in: The Mirror Classic

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'Oppose', the most recent of which was seen in the The Mirror Classic.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Oppose a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Oppose as an answer itself some 138 times.

Oppose is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Mirror Classic' on Thursday, 14 January 2021 with the answer being RESIST, we also found RESIST to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Contrast with equal weight or force
  • Be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
  • Set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
  • Be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
  • Fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
  • Act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

4 Letters

A framework for holding wood that is being sawed

The striking or working surface of an implement

5 Letters

Make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

An exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

Show a response or a reaction to something

Overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"

The contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

6 Letters

An engagement fought between two military forces

Argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"


To make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

7 Letters

A struggle between rivals

A return punch (especially by a boxer)

Coming into conflict with

Any final competition to determine a championship

The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

8 Letters

Deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

9 Letters

Defend oneself

Fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"


Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

10 Letters

Prove negative; show to be false

Prove to be false or incorrect

Act in opposition to

11 Letters


13 Letters


14 Letters

A weight that balances another weight

15 Letters


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