Definition of opponent in English:

opponent

Line breaks: op|pon¦ent
Pronunciation: /əˈpəʊnənt
 
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noun

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a person opening an academic debate by proposing objections to a philosophical or religious thesis): from Latin opponent- 'setting against', from the verb opponere, from ob- 'against' + ponere 'place'.

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