oppugn

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Oppugn \Op*pugn"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob-}) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist.

They said the manner of their impeachment they could not but conceive did oppugn the rights of Parliament. --Clarendon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

oppugn

verb

1: challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter" [syn: {question}, {oppugn}, {call into question}]


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