Tenki yohou ni hanshite, kyou wa ame ga futte iru.
Contrary to the weather forecast, it is raining today.
Kare no yosou ni hanshite, shiai ni katta.
We won the match against his prediction.
Ryoushin no iken ni hanshite, kare to kekkonshita.
I married him against my parents' opinion.
Kono eiga wa hihyouka no hyouka ni hanshite daihitto shita.
This movie became a big hit contrary to the critics' ratings.
The ～に反して grammar point is used to express that something is contrary to or against an expectation or belief. It can be translated as 'contrary to', 'against', or 'in spite of' in English. It is generally used with nouns.
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