Negate vs Oppose - What's the difference?

negate | oppose |


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?

negate

English

Verb

(negat)
  • To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
  • The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
  • To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
  • Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
  • To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
  • a pessimism that always negates
  • (computing) To perform the NOT operation on.
  • oppose

    English

    Verb

    (oppos)
  • 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
    There is still time to oppose this plan.
  • To object to.
  • Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.
  • To present or set up in opposition; to pose.
  • They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.
  • * John Locke
  • I may oppose my single opinion to his.
  • * 1839 , Philip Meadows Taylor, Confessions of a Thug
  • [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 place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Her grace sat down / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.
  • To compete with; to strive against.
  • to oppose a rival for a prize
  • * Shakespeare
  • I am too weak / To oppose your cunning.

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