write against

write against (someone or something)

To create a piece of writing that opposes someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "write" and "against" to specify the kind of writing that is being created. She's made a career out of writing against corrupt politicians. The CEO wrote a scathing op-ed about the proposed legislation in the New York newspaper.
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write something against someone or something

to write something in opposition to someone or something. I wrote an article against her proposal, but they refused to print it. Sarah wrote an essay against the president.
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write against someone or something

to oppose someone or something in writing. John writes against the current administration too harshly. Almost everyone enjoys writing against the CIA.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If your son write satires reflecting on the honour of others, chide and correct him, and tear them up; but if he compose discourses in which he rebukes vice in general, in the style of Horace, and with elegance like his, commend him; for it is legitimate for a poet to write against envy and lash the envious in his verse, and the other vices too, provided he does not single out individuals; there are, however, poets who, for the sake of saying something spiteful, would run the risk of being banished to the coast of Pontus.
I have but one more thing to add in connection with this subject--those things which I have stated as facts will remain facts, in spite of whatever the bigoted or incredulous may say or write against them.
Yadav also appealed to media to "write against the injustice being done with Azam Khan."
This news really jolted Scribe and compelled to write against this discrimination, illogical, inhuman and brutal decision.
Every country and individual should record their protests against Khashoggi's murder because it is not a matter of a single person's death, rather it is an alarm bell for those who express and write against regimes.
"Can the US press write against the Israeli oppression Palestine?
The author notes that even though they are intellectual workers, whose work is commodified and sold, they write against the system of commodification of knowledge.
If, like me, you believe this proposal shows a complete lack of respect for the war dead, write against this proposal to: The Licensing Authority, Newcastle City Council, Public Safety and Regulation, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QU by July 21, 2016.
Speaking on television evangelist Apollo Quiboloy's late night program on May 9, Duterte implied that some journalists had been paid to write against him.
"Therefore, our poets have to write against terrorism and terrorists and for the unity of our nation and to inculcate in them the spirit of humanity, brotherhood and fraternity."
He now advises his family to enter ballot boxes and write against every politician's name on the list.
What do you ask God to do to readers who don't support your views and write against you?
749), who, living within Muslim domains, had the freedom to write against the heresies of Byzantine iconoclasm, which at the time was the official policy of the patriarchate in Constantinople, also apparently had the freedom to write against Islam.
In South Africa, Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo and Ellen Kuzwayo, among others, continued to write against the mounting tide of despair during the Apartheid era.
DemonstratorsEealso alleged that the government has stopped giving advertisements to major Kashmiri newspapers because it doesnaACAOt want them to write against it.