Synonyms of against in English:

against


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See Spanish definition of contra

preposition

1‘a number of delegates opened by saying that they were against the motion’

SYNONYMS
opposed to, in opposition to, hostile to, averse to, antagonistic towards, inimical to, unsympathetic to, resistant to, at odds with, in disagreement with, contra
in defiance of, versus, counter, at cross purposes with, dead set against
informal anti, con, agin
ANTONYMS

in favour of, pro

2‘he was swimming against the tide’

SYNONYMS
in opposition to, counter to, contrary to, in the opposite direction to, not in accord with
resisting
ANTONYMS

with, in the same direction as

3‘his age is against him’

SYNONYMS
disadvantageous to, unfavourable to, damaging to, detrimental to, prejudicial to, deleterious to, harmful to, injurious to, hurtful to, inconvenient for, adverse to, unfortunate for, a drawback for
ANTONYMS

advantageous to

4‘it is advisable to insure all oriental rugs against theft’

SYNONYMS
in case of, as provision for, in provision for, in preparation for, in anticipation of, in expectation of

5‘she had to put up her umbrella against the rain’

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to protect oneself from, in resistance to

6‘a group of men huddled round a fire, silhouetted against the orange flames’

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in contrast to, as a foil to

7‘the exchange rate of the dollar against the yen’

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in exchange for, in return for, in compensation for

8‘she leaned against the wall’

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touching, in contact with, close up to, up against, abutting, on, adjacent to