[ad-ver-ser-ee] /ˈæd vərˌsɛr i/
noun, plural adversaries.
a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
a person, group, etc., that is an opponent in a contest; contestant.
the Adversary, the devil; Satan.
adjective, Also, especially British, adversarial
[ad-ver-sair-ee-uh l] /ˌæd vərˈsɛər i əl/ (Show IPA)
of or relating to an adversary.
involving adversaries, as plaintiff and defendant in a legal proceeding:
an adversary trial.
noun (pl) -saries
a person or group that is hostile to someone; enemy
an opposing contestant in a game or sport
the US term for adversarial (sense 2)
mid-14c., aduersere, from Anglo-French adverser (13c.), Old French adversaire “adversary, opponent, enemy,” or directly from Latin adversarius “opponent, adversary, rival,” noun use of adjective meaning “opposite, hostile, contrary,” literally “turned toward one,” from adversus “turned against” (see adverse). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by wiðerbroca.
(Heb. satan), an opponent or foe (1 Kings 5:4; 11:14, 23, 25; Luke 13:17); one that speaks against another, a complainant (Matt. 5:25; Luke 12:58); an enemy (Luke 18:3), and specially the devil (1 Pet. 5:8).
[ad-vuh-kuh-see] /ˈæd və kə si/ noun, plural advocacies. 1. the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states’ rights. /ˈædvəkəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. active support, esp of a cause n. late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from […]
[verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt] /verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), advocated, advocating. 1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. noun 2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, […]
[ai-roh-bik] /ɛəˈroʊ bɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life. 2. pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen. 3. of or utilizing the principles of : aerobic exercises; aerobic dances. /ɛəˈrəʊbɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen 2. of […]
[es-thet-ik or, esp. British, ees-] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk or, esp. British, is-/ adjective 1. relating to the philosophy of ; concerned with notions such as the beautiful and the ugly. 2. relating to the science of aesthetics; concerned with the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty. 3. having a […]