Definitions for contradictˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tra•dictˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt(v.t.)

  1. to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny categorically.

  2. to speak contrary to the assertions of:

    to contradict oneself.

  3. to imply a denial of:

    His way of life contradicts his principles.

  4. Obs. to oppose.

Origin of contradict:

1560–70; < L contrādictus, ptp. of contrādīcere to speak against =contrā-contra -1+dīcere to speak



Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradict, belie, negate(verb)

    be in contradiction with

  2. contradict, negate, contravene(verb)

    deny the truth of

  3. oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)

    be resistant to

    "The board opposed his motion"

  4. negate, contradict(verb)

    prove negative; show to be false

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. contradict(verb)ˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

    to say the opposite of what sb else says

    Don't contradict me all the time.

  2. contradictˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

    (of two statements, facts, etc.) to not match

    a police report which contradicts some earlier statements

  3. contradictˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

    to say something different from what you said before

    He kept contradicting himself.


  1. contradict(Verb)

    To speak against; to forbid.

  2. contradict(Verb)

    To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).

    His testimony contradicts hers.

  3. contradict(Verb)

    To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).

    Everything he says contradicts me.

  4. Origin: From the pariciple stem of contradico (originally two words).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contradict(verb)

    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

  2. Contradict(verb)

    to be contrary to; to oppose; to resist

  3. Contradict(verb)

    to oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something

Translations for contradict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to say the opposite of; to argue or disagree with

It's unwise to contradict your boss.

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