object to (someone or something)

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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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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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References in classic literature ?
But I had no intention on that account of attempting to master all the particular sciences commonly denominated mathematics: but observing that, however different their objects, they all agree in considering only the various relations or proportions subsisting among those objects, I thought it best for my purpose to consider these proportions in the most general form possible, without referring them to any objects in particular, except such as would most facilitate the knowledge of them, and without by any means restricting them to these, that afterwards I might thus be the better able to apply them to every other class of objects to which they are legitimately applicable.
The superiority of influence in favor of the particular governments would result partly from the diffusive construction of the national government, but chiefly from the nature of the objects to which the attention of the State administrations would be directed.
However, revolutionary artists shook up that idea in the 20th century by bringing in existing objects to the world of art.
If there is compelling philosophical reason to prefer nonmodal objects to modally fine-grained objects, this provides sufficient reason to closely re-examine which system of logic we embrace and to seriously weigh the pros and cons of endorsing a system that allows nonmodal objects.
We firstly combine the features of the 3th, 4th, and 5th convolution layers for the small objects to a multiscale feature vector.
The objects to be cloaked here are three dielectric cylinders with radius 0.04[lambda] and relative permittivity [epsilon] = 20, 30, and 50, filled in the blue rectangular region with width 0.125[lambda], height 2[lambda], with the space compression yellow medium II filled in the redundant space in the blue region in Fig.
The BACnet committee developed a suite of value objects to represent integers, dates, times and other values beyond the original binary, analog and multistate values.
Pasnak and Pasnak (1987) found that attention and interest are best maintained by varying the objects to be concealed and the covers used.
The density of objects in the belt today is too low for collisions to happen often, and the relative velocity of objects is too high for fragments of colliding objects to stick together and form a moon.
This new edition is enhanced with numerous objects not shown in the major atlases (including the Sky Atlas 2000) and offers a complete list of all known objects to a mag10 level of observation.
Sometimes, this causes two objects to move toward the same place at the same time.
It is less common for lead objects to be swallowed and retained in the GI tract.
Tokeley-Parry (who evidently turned against Schultz in order to shorten a prison sentence in England involving other smuggled Egyptian antiquities) testified that Schultz sold these and other illegally acquired objects to Western collectors, claiming they originated from the fictitious "Allcock Collection," supposedly begun in the 1920s.
This inaugurated a series of readymades--premanufactured objects to which nothing is done, save for the addition of a signature or a title to lend "verbal color." (In 1915, Duchamp elevates a snow shovel to readymade status with the title In Advance of the Broken Arm, and considers designating as a readymade the Woolworth Building in Manhattan.) By doing "nothing" to them, Duchamp exploited without mercy the stubborn grip on reality that they already enjoyed.