One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the council received letters of protest from residents who opposed the scheme’
be against, object to, be hostile to, be anti, be in opposition to, disagree with, dislike, disapprove of
resist, take a stand against, put up a fight against, stand up to, take on, fight, withstand, defy, set one's face against, stand up and be counted against, go against, counter, cross, confront, challenge, contend with, attack, counterattack, combat, fly in the face of
take issue with, contradict, dispute, rebut, argue against, argue with, quarrel with
support, defend, promote
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