from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To oppose or contend against.
- intransitive v. Archaic To be opposed; conflict.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To oppose or resist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fight against; to oppose; to resist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To oppose; resist; fight against; feel repugnance toward.
- To affect with repugnance.
- To be opposed; be in conflict with anything; conflict.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
Middle English repugnen, from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre, to fight against : re-, re- + pugnāre, to fight with the fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin repugno. (Wiktionary)