Her grace sat down . . . In a rich chair of state;
opposing freely The beauty of her person to the
2. To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or
countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
I may . . . oppose my single opinion to his.
3. To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by
arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to
resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to
oppose a bill in Congress.
4. To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival
for a prize.
I am . . . too weak To oppose your cunning. --Shak.
Syn: To combat; withstand; contradict; deny; gainsay; oppugn;
contravene; check; obstruct.