adversus or adversum (advor-) adv. and praep. adverto. I. As adv., opposite, in opposition: advorsum ire, to go to meet (him), T.: adversus resistere, N.
— II. As praep. with acc, opposite to, before, facing: paries adversus aedes publicas, L.: vestigia te adversum spectantia, towards, H.
—Esp., in the presence of, before, face to face with: adversus populum R. defendere: advorsum pedites hostium, S.: gratum adversum te, in your eyes, T.
—To, towards, in answer to: alqm: adversus ea consul respondit, L.
—Compared with, in comparison to: bella adversus tot decora populi R., weighed against, L.
— Towards, in respect of, against: quo modo me gererem adversus Caesarem: est enim pietas iustitia adversus deos.
— Against, in opposition to: advorsum animi tui libidinem, T.: adversum leges, rem p.: adversus se missos exercitūs, L.: quos advorsum ierat, S.