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Oppugn definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPUGN, v.t oppu'ne. [L. oppugno; ob and pugno, to fight, from pugnus, the fist.]
To attack; to oppose; to resist.
They said the manner of their impeachment they could not but conceive did oppugn the rights of parliament.
[It is never used in the literal sense, to fight.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter" [syn: question, oppugn, call into question]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. literary call into question; controvert. Derivatives: oppugner n. Etymology: ME f. L oppugnare attack, besiege (as OB-, L pugnare fight)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. They said the manner of their impeachment they could not but conceive did oppugn the rights of Parliament. --Clarendon.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Assail, attack, combat, resist, oppose, thwart, contravene, withstand, strive against.

Moby Thesaurus

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, contradict, contrapose, contrast with, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, counterattack, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, deny, fight, gainsay, go against, go counter to, interfere with, juxtapose in opposition, lock horns, meet head-on, militate against, negate, offset, oppose, play at cross-purposes, rebut, reject, resist, run against, run counter to, set off, swim upstream, traverse, tug, war, work against




 


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