From vs. Against

From vs. Against — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between From and Against

Frompreposition

Used to indicate a specified place or time as a starting point

walked home from the station.from six o'clock on. See Usage Notes at escape, whence.

Againstpreposition

In a direction or course opposite to

row against the current.

Frompreposition

Used to indicate a specified point as the first of two limits

from grades four to six.

Againstpreposition

So as to come into forcible contact with

waves dashing against the shore.

Frompreposition

Used to indicate a source, cause, agent, or instrument

a note from the teacher.taking a book from the shelf.

Againstpreposition

In contact with so as to rest or press on

leaned against the tree.
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Frompreposition

Used to indicate constituent material or materials

a table made from wood.

Againstpreposition

In hostile opposition or resistance to

struggle against fate.

Frompreposition

Used to indicate separation, removal, or exclusion

keep someone from making a mistake.liberation from bondage.

Againstpreposition

Contrary to; opposed to

against my better judgment.

Frompreposition

Used to indicate differentiation

know right from wrong.

Againstpreposition

In competition with

raced against the record holder.
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Frompreposition

Because of

faint from hunger.

Againstpreposition

In contrast or comparison with the setting or background of

dark colors against a fair skin.

Frompreposition

With the source or provenance of or at.

This wine comes from France.I got a letter from my brother.

Againstpreposition

In preparation for; in anticipation of

food stored against winter.

Frompreposition

With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.

He had books piled from floor to ceiling.He left yesterday from Chicago.Face away from the wall!

Againstpreposition

As a defense or safeguard from

protection against the cold.

Frompreposition

Denoting a subtraction operation.

20 from 31 leaves 11.

Againstpreposition

To the account or debt of

drew a check against my bank balance.

Frompreposition

With the separation, exclusion or differentiation of.

An umbrella protects from the sun.He knows right from wrong.

Againstpreposition

Directly opposite to; facing.

Againstpreposition

A close but separated relationship.

Againstpreposition

In a contrary direction to.

If you swim against the current, you must work harder.

Againstpreposition

Close to.

The kennel was put against the back wall.

Againstpreposition

In front of; before a background.

The giant was silhouetted against the door.

Againstpreposition

In physical contact with.

The puppy rested its head against a paw.

Againstpreposition

In physical opposition to, or in collision with.

The rain pounds against the window.

Againstpreposition

A contrasting or competitive relationship.

Againstpreposition

In contrast and/or comparison with.

He stands out against his local classmates.

Againstpreposition

In competition with, versus.

The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend.

Againstpreposition

In opposition to.

Are you against freedom of choice?I'd bet against his succeeding.

Againstpreposition

In exchange for.

The vouchers are redeemable against West End shows and theatre breaks.

Againstpreposition

As counterbalance to.en

Againstpreposition

As a charge on.en

Againstpreposition

As protection from.

He turned the umbrella against the wind.

Againstpreposition

(obsolete) Exposed to.en

Againstpreposition

In anticipation of; in preparation for (a particular time, event etc.).

Againstpreposition

(Hollywood) To be paid now in contrast to the following amount to be paid later under specified circumstances, usually that a movie is made or has started filming.

''The studio weren't sure the movie would ever get made, so they only paid $50,000 against $200,000. That way they wouldn't be out very much if filming never began.

Againstconjunction

(obsolete) By the time that (something happened); before.