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opponent /əˈpəʊnənt $ əˈpoʊ-/ noun [countable]

طرف دعوی ، رقیب ، مخالف ، ضد ، معارض ، حریف ، طرف ، خصم ، قانون ـ فقه: طرف مخالف ، معارض ، روانشناسی: مخالف ، ورزش: حریف
Synonyms: competitor, adversary, antagonist, challenger, contestant, enemy, foe, rival
Antonyms: exponent, pro, proponent
Contrasted words: ally, colleague, comrade, confederate, partner, advocate, champion
Related Words: enemy, foe, competitor, rival, assailant, combatant, counteragent
English Thesaurus: enemy, adversary, foe, arch enemy, opponent, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

opponent W3 /əˈpəʊnənt $ əˈpoʊ-/ noun [countable]
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: present participle of opponere; oppose]

1. someone who you try to defeat in a competition, game, fight, or argument:
Graf’s opponent in today’s final will be Sukova.
leading/main/chief opponent
During the primary elections, McCain was Bush’s leading opponent.
formidable/worthy opponent
In debate he was a formidable opponent.
He is admired even by his political opponents.

2. someone who disagrees with a plan, idea, or system and wants to try to stop or change it Antonym : proponent
opponent of
Rodgers was not an opponent of the new airport.
bitter/vocal/outspoken opponent
an outspoken opponent of gun control

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. person who plays against sb
ADJ. chief, main | dangerous, tough | worthy
VERB + OPPONENT attack, hit | beat, defeat | get past, outfox, outmanoeuvre, outwit | face Today she faces her toughest opponent on Centre Court.
mark | tackle | bring down, foul
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[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. sb who disagrees with sb's actions/plans/beliefs
ADJ. chief, leading, main | bitter, fierce, formidable, strong, vigorous | outspoken, vocal, vociferous | worthy | political | government

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


somebody's main/chief opponent
Who was her main opponent for the presidential nomination?
a leading opponent (=one of the main opponents)
In July the authorities arrested two leading opponents of the government.
a strong/tough opponent (=one that is difficult to defeat)
Arizona is a strong opponent, but the Oregon team intend to beat them.
a formidable opponent (=a very strong opponent)
In debate, he was a formidable opponent.
a dangerous opponent (=one who might defeat you)
In tomorrow's match, he will take on his most dangerous opponent.
a political opponent
the President's political opponents
a worthy opponent (=one who deserves respect)
The Democratic Senator has shown himself to be a worthy opponent.
face an opponent
The team were facing their final opponent of the season.
defeat an opponent
She came within three points of defeating her opponent.
outfox/outwit/outmanoeuvre an opponent (=gain an advantage over an opponent by being more intelligent or skilful than they are)
Football is all about outwitting your opponents.
the main/chief opponent
one of the new law's main opponents
a leading opponent (=one of the main opponents, often influencing other people)
She was a leading opponent of gun control in the Senate.
a strong opponent (=one who feels strongly that a particular thing is wrong and tries to stop it)
Brennan was a strong opponent of the death penalty.
a fierce/bitter opponent (=a very strong opponent, who often expresses their opinions angrily)
She became well-known as a bitter opponent of slavery.
a vigorous opponent (=one who opposes something with a lot of energy and determination)
a vigorous opponent of the use of nuclear weapons
an outspoken/vocal opponent (=one who publicly expresses disagreement with something)
He was a vocal opponent of closer relations with the United States.
a vociferous opponent (=one who publicly expresses very strong disagreement)
Many residents were vociferous opponents of the plan.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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