As verbs the difference between negate and oppose
is that negate
is to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict while oppose
is to attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
- The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
- Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
(computing) To perform the NOT operation on.
- a pessimism that always negates
To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
- to oppose''' the king in battle; to '''oppose a bill in Congress
To object to.
- There is still time to oppose this plan.
To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
- Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
* John Locke
- They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
* 1839 , Philip Meadows Taylor, Confessions of a Thug
- I may oppose my single opinion to his.
To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
- [T]hree walls had been left standing, with large intervals between each; and they would certainly oppose a most formidable interruption to an invader.
To compete with; to strive against.
- Her grace sat down / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.
- to oppose a rival for a prize
- I am too weak / To oppose your cunning.