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In one Celtic myth, the oak king and the holly king oppose each other in their desire to rule the forest.
Is it apt to interpret "oppose each other" as "are against each other/are rivals/oppose to each other?" Thanks.
You can’t have the ‘to’ in ‘oppose (*to) each other’. It’s a transitive verb when used with the meaning you indicated. ‘Each other’ is the object of the verb ‘oppose’. You don’t insert a preposition between them. You may say the oak king opposes the holly king or vice versa; you can’t say the oak king opposes (*to) the holly king. You generally can have the structure "oppose + somebody or something" but not "oppose to + somebody”. You may say I oppose your resolution. If you turn ‘oppose’ into its noun ‘opposition’, you may say The oak king is in opposition to the holly king in the control of the forest.
Thanks, Anglika and Buddhaheart.