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against is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of against in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i voted the nation corn against their mode and jill …”

meanings of against


  1. In opposition to.
  2. To be paid now in contrast to the following amount to be paid later under specified circumstances, usually that a movie is made or has started filming.
  3. In competition with, versus.
  4. In physical opposition to; in collision with.
  5. As a charge on.
  6. In exchange for.
  7. In contrast or comparison with.
  8. As protection from.
  9. Contrary to; in conflict with.
  10. In front of; before (a background).
  11. Exposed to.
  12. Of betting odds, denoting a worse-than-even chance.
  13. Close to, alongside.
  14. In physical contact with, so as to abut or be supported by.
  15. In anticipation of; in preparation for (a particular time, event etc.).
  16. As counterbalance to.
  17. In a contrary direction to.


  1. By the time that (something happened); before.

against frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word against occurs in english on average 319.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics against can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that against can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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