Definition of as against in English:

as against


  • Compared or contrasted with.

    ‘the adult literacy rate for women is 44.5 percent, as against 67.8 percent for men’
    • ‘Fourteen percent of the candidates had obtained university admission, as against 12,5 percent last year.’
    • ‘Castro said globalisation benefits only 20 per cent of the world's people as against 80 per cent of others.’
    • ‘The number of judges in the high court will now go up to 39, as against the 41 required.’
    • ‘Initially, the request for the old box to be returned was flatly rejected as against the company's modernising policy.’
    • ‘Relief bonds issued on or after 1 March will bear an interest rate of eight per cent as against 8.5 per cent earlier.’
    • ‘In both 1914 and 1942, French Canadians rebelled, according to Richard, not so much against the war as against being coerced.’
    • ‘Consolidated budget expenditures are projected at about 16.3 billion leva, 39.3 per cent of GDP, as against 38.6 per cent of GDP in 2004.’
    • ‘Tuffey continued his good record in Tests in New Zealand, where he has taken 22 wickets at 25 as against 3 at 89 overseas.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, there is reason to doubt whether we can play as well today as against the Yugoslavs.’
    • ‘Only 30 % of women said they backed the move, as against 39 % of men.’
    compared to, compared with, by contrast with, next to, against, beside
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