oppose etymology

English word oppose comes from Latin ob, Malayalam pausare

Detailed word origin of oppose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
pausare Malayalam (mal)
opposer Old French (fro)
opposen Middle English (enm)
oppose English (eng) 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 compete with; to strive against.. To object to.. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.. To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

Words with the same origin as oppose

Descendants of ob
occasion occasional occupation occupational occupy occurrence offend offender offensive offer oppression pose