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Meaning of CONTRADICT

Pronunciation:  `kântru'dikt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  prove negative; show to be false
  2. [v]  be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion."
  3. [v]  deny the truth of
  4. [v]  be in contradiction with
 

CONTRADICT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: belie, contravene, controvert, negate, negate, negate, oppose
 
 Antonyms: affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain
 
 See Also: blackball, confute, demonstrate, deny, depart, deviate, differ, disagree, disprove, dissent, diverge, establish, invalidate, negative, nullify, protest, prove, rebut, refute, resist, shew, show, take issue, vary, veto

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con`tra*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contradicted};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Contradicting}.] [L. contradictus, p. p. of
    contradicere to speak against; contra + dicere to speak. See
    {Diction}.]
    1. To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take
       issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a
       statement or a speaker; to impugn.
    
             Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, And say it
             is not so.                            --Shak.
    
             The future can not contradict the past.
                                                   --Wordsworth.
    
    2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.]
    
             No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker.
    
             A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted
             our intents.                          --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Con`tra*dict\, v. i.
    To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the
    contrary of, something.
    
          They . . . spake against those things which were spoken
          by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.  --Acts xiii.
                                                   45.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abjure, abrogate, agree to disagree, annul, answer, answer conclusively, antagonize, argue down, assert the contrary, be antipathetic, be at cross-purposes, be contrary to, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against, belie, break, break off, brush aside, call into question, challenge, chuck, chuck out, clash, collide, conflict, conflict with, confound, confute, contemn, contest, contrapose, contrast with, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, counterattack, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, crush, decline, defeat, demolish, deny, despise, differ, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, dispose of, disprove, dispute, disregard, dissent, except, exclude, falsify, finish, floor, forbid, forswear, gainsay, garble, go against, go counter to, ignore, impugn, interfere with, jangle, jar, join issue upon, jostle, juxtapose in opposition, lock horns, meet head-on, militate against, mismatch, mismate, negate, negative, nonplus, not accept, not admit, nullify, object, offset, oppose, oppugn, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pass by, pass up, play at cross-purposes, push aside, put to silence, rebuff, rebut, recant, reduce to silence, refuse, refuse to admit, refuse to consider, refute, reject, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, resist, retract, reverse, revoke, run against, run counter to, scout, set off, settle, shove away, shut up, silence, smash all opposition, spurn, squash, squelch, subvert, swim upstream, take back, take issue with, throw away, throw out, traverse, turn away, turn out, undermine, upset, vary, waive, work against
 

 

 

 

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