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[kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt] /ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt/

verb (used with object)
to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
to argue about; debate; discuss.
/ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt; ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt/
verb (transitive)
to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
to argue or wrangle about

c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.


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