Pronunciation of Opponent
/əpˈə͡ʊnənt/, /əpˈəʊnənt/, /ə_p_ˈəʊ_n_ə_n_t/
Antonyms for opponent:
advocate, chum, accessory, disciple, buddy, musketeer, helper, exponent, colleague, adherent, abettor, friend, confederate, backer, comrade, champion, assistant, crony, follower, amigo, pal, compadre, proponent, amicable, ally, sympathizer, associate, fellow.
Synonyms for opponent:
Other synonyms and related words:
foeman, archrival, dissenter, hostile, accuser, entrant, opposing, contender, contrary, confrontation, obstructer, thwarter, sworn, obstructionist, resistance, antonym, objector, opposite word, Oppositionist, oppositeness, player, Corrival, nemesis, detractor, reverse, resister, competition, inverse, obstructor.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
contestant, Jouster, combatant, duelist, adversary, competitor, militant, brawler, bruiser, battler, gladiator, thug, swordsman, man-at-arms, rival, antagonist, foe, pugilist, tough, quarreler, rioter, warrior, fighter, bully, struggler, soldier, assailant, enemy, mercenary.
person with whom one competes (noun)
Usage examples for opponent:
- But who was this opponent? - "The Lash", Olin L. Lyman.
- I am Paul Stepaside, and I am your father's opponent in this political contest. - "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.
- All these are among the acts which I am sorry to say it is my business to charge upon the majority of the late Parliament, and upon every member of that majority; and all these are the acts which those who are invited to vote or who intend to vote for my noble opponent- whatever may be his personal claims, all these are the acts, the responsibility of which they are now invited to take upon themselves, and the repetition of which, by giving that vote, they will directly encourage. - "Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.