object to

object to (someone or something)

To oppose, disagree with, or disapprove of someone or something. I know the board members object to the spending increase, but I really think it is vital for the company's success. My parents have always objected to the women I date, so I just don't tell them about my love life anymore.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

object to someone or something

to disapprove of someone or something. I object to him as your choice. I object to your opinion.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

object to

To express disagreement with or disapproval of something: The city council objects to vulgar art displays in public buildings.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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These include the unique sound of a novel word, the acoustic emphasis and falling pitch adults use in the course of pronouncing a new word, the eye gaze and gestures a speaker employs, and the repeated accompaniment of a word with the object to which it refers.
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