opposed to

opposed to (someone or something)

Having a contrary opinion or stance to someone or something; standing or working against someone or something. Our civil rights group is opposed to these corporations who plan to move in and destroy local business. Our administration is vehemently opposed to any deal that gives them access to nuclear armaments.
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opposed to something

in opposition to something. I am strongly opposed to your suggestion. He is morally opposed to war.
See also: oppose, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said those opposed to crop diversification were fools.
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While 76% percent of Arabs oppose intermarriage between a Jewish man and Arab woman, 61% are opposed to intermarriage between a Jewish woman and Arab man - meaning they are more tolerant of Arab men marrying Jewish women.
13 per cent more respondents supported the 21st amendment to constitution as opposed to those who supported the 12th amendment.
At the AICC briefing Singhvi said while Congress supports the concept, idea and principle, it is opposed to pushing the bill in this manner now without a discussion on it in Standing Committee after the old bill stands altered.
Around four in ten are opposed to the controversial method of extracting energy.
"The Scottish Government is opposed to Trident, the Scottish Trades Union Congress is opposed to Trident, the Church of Scotland is opposed, the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is opposed, the Episcopal Church in Scotland is opposed, the Muslim Association of Scotland is opposed and the public of Scotland, most impo tantly, is also overwhelmingly opposed to the renewal of Trident."
"Judges are not, nor have they ever been, opposed to playing their part in sharing the financial pain required of everyone.
Just under half -- 49% -- are opposed to the final bill or think they will be opposed to it; 44% support it or lean that way.
Byline: More than half of Britons are still opposed to the UK's military operations in Afghanistan, according to a poll.
It is true that this year's deficit turned out to be much less than the administration originally forecast last February--$248 billion as opposed to a projected $423 billion--and President Bush was quick to tout that progress.
Darrel Reid was declared unfit to hold a political post by MP Bill Graham, interim leader of the Federal Liberals, because Reid is an evangelical opposed to gay "marriage." Reid is now a symbol of millions of believing Canadian Christians, Protestant and Catholic, whose right to speak and write is under siege.