Negating



[ni-geyt, neg-eyt] /nɪˈgeɪt, ˈnɛg eɪt/

verb (used with object), negated, negating.
1.
to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of:
an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
2.
to nullify or cause to be ineffective:
Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
verb (used without object), negated, negating.
3.
to be ; bring or cause results:
a pessimism that always negates.
/nɪˈɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
2.
to deny or contradict
v.

1795 (with an isolated use from 1620s), back-formation from negation, or else from Latin negatus, past participle of negare. Related: Negated; negates; negating.

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