oppugn

oppugn
I verb aggress, assault, attack, be contrary, buck, call in question, challenge, clash, combat, conflict, confront, contend, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, countervail, counterwork, criticize adversely, cross, deal a blow, defy, denounce, descend upon, disagree, dispute, dissent, fall upon, fight, foil, gainsay, go against, hinder, hold out against, interfere with, militate against, object, obstruct, oppose, outface, pounce upon, protest, reason against, recalcitrate, refute, reluct, reluctate, remonstrate, resist, run against, run counter to, set upon, side against, stand against, stand up to, strike at, strive against, take exception, take the offensive, thrust at, thwart, traverse, wrangle II index answer (reply), assail, assault, attack, collide (clash), confront (oppose), contest, contradict, counteract, disaffirm, disagree, disprove, gainsay, hold out (resist), oppose, refute, repulse, resist (oppose)

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  • Oppugn — Op*pugn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob }) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oppugn — (v.) mid 15c., from L. oppugnare to fight against, from ob toward, against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)). Related: Oppugned; oppugning …   Etymology dictionary

  • oppugn — [v] oppose argue, attack, call into question, contradict, controvert, criticize, debate, shoot down, take issue; concepts 21,54,106 …   New thesaurus

  • oppugn — [ə pyo͞on′] vt. [ME oppugnen < L oppugnare < ob (see OB ) + pugnare < pugna, a fight: see PUGNACIOUS] to oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question oppugner n …   English World dictionary

  • oppugn — verb To contradict or controvert; to oppose; to challenge or question the truth or validity of a given statement. It is for the same reason, that is, because tis all comprehended in Slawkenbergius, that I say nothing likewise of Scroderus… …   Wiktionary

  • oppugn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin oppugnare, from ob against + pugnare to fight more at ob , pungent Date: 15th century 1. to fight against 2. to call in question • oppugner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oppugn — oppugner, n. /euh pyoohn /, v.t. 1. to assail by criticism, argument, or action. 2. to call in question; dispute. [1400 50; late ME < L oppugnare to oppose, attack, equiv. to op OP + pugnare to fight, deriv. of pugnus fist; see PUGILISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • oppugn — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, be antipathetic, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against, belie, call into question, challenge, clash, collide, conflict, conflict with, confute, contest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • oppugn — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. criticize, attack, oppose, controvert, *shoot down, *blast, *light into, *rake over the coals. ANT.: concur, compliment, agree II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth… …   English dictionary for students

  • oppugn — op·pugn || É‘ pjuːn /É’ p v. criticize harshly, oppose …   English contemporary dictionary

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