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Contradict



[kon-truh-dikt] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.
2.
to speak contrary to the assertions of:
to contradict oneself.
3.
(of an action or event) to imply a denial of:
His way of life contradicts his stated principles.
4.
Obsolete. to speak or declare against; oppose.
verb (used without object)
5.
to utter a contrary statement.
/ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to affirm the opposite of (a proposition, statement, etc)
2.
(transitive) to declare (a proposition, statement, etc) to be false or incorrect; deny
3.
(intransitive) to be argumentative or contrary
4.
(transitive) to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc): the facts contradicted his theory
5.
(intransitive) (of two or more facts, principles, etc) to be at variance; be in contradiction
v.

1570s, “speak against,” also “assert the contrary” (1580s), from Latin contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive.

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