from The Century Dictionary.
- To set in opposition.
- In logic, to transpose, as antecedent and consequent or subject and predicate, with negation of both terms.
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"We quickly decided that what we really wanted to do was something like had already been accomplished in Athens, Barcelona, or Madrid: occupy a public space to create a New York General Assembly, a body that could as as a model of genuine, direct democracy to contrapose to the corrupt charade presented to us as 'democracy' by the U.S. Government."
We should be glad to reproduce it here, by way of contrapose to our own accompanying poem, but cannot now recall it to memory in its completeness.