contradict, belie, negate(verb)
be in contradiction with
contradict, negate, contravene(verb)
deny the truth of
oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)
be resistant to
"The board opposed his motion"
prove negative; show to be false
To speak against; to forbid.
To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).
His testimony contradicts hers.
To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).
Everything he says contradicts me.
Origin: From the pariciple stem of contradico (originally two words).
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
to be contrary to; to oppose; to resist
to oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something
Origin: [L. contradictus, p. p. of contradicere to speak against; contra + dicere to speak. See Diction.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-tra-dikt′, v.t. to oppose by words: to assert the contrary: to deny: to be contrary to in character.—adj. Contradict′able.—n. Contradic′tion, act of contradicting: a speaking against: denial: inconsistency.—adj. Contradic′tious.—advs. Contradic′tiously (rare), Contradic′torily.—adjs. Contradict′ive, Contradict′ory, affirming the contrary: inconsistent.—n. Contradict′oriness, the quality of being contradictory, [L. contradicĕre, -dictum.]
The numerical value of Contradict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Contradict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Contradict in a Sentence
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
And unilaterally imposed and politically motivated sanctions on investment, trade and, in particular, technology transfer become its covert form, in our opinion, such sanctions not only have no perspective, but they also contradict the G20 principles for interacting in the interests of all countries of the world.
These types of comments are not acceptable at TCU and directly contradict our mission of being ‘ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community.’ dean Robinson believes I am somehow damaged – she thinks there’s something wrong with me because of what I put out there on social media.
I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
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- противореча, опровергавам, отричамBulgarian
- contradirCatalan, Valencian
- refrāgor, adversor, contrādīcō, īnfitiorLatin
- tātā, whakahorihoriMāori
- tegenspreken, weerleggenDutch
- motseie, motseiaNorwegian Nynorsk
- zaprzeczać, dementowaćPolish
- contradizer, desdizerPortuguese
- противоречить, перечитьRussian
- заперечувати, суперечитиUkrainian
- phủ nhậnVietnamese
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