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negate

ne·gate

negate

 
 
pronunciation:
n geIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: negated, negates, negating
definition 1: to render ineffective or invalid; nullify.
Drinking alcohol partially negates the medicine's effect.This statement negates what you said in your first paragraph.
 
synonyms:
annul, invalidate, nullify, rescind, retract, revoke, void
antonyms:
affirm, reinforce, validate
similar words:
abrogate, cancel, countermand, destroy, negative, neutralize, repeal, unsay, vitiate, withdraw
definition 2: to deny the correctness or existence of.
Atheists negate the idea of divine creation.
synonyms:
deny, disallow, renounce, repudiate
antonyms:
affirm, confirm
similar words:
contradict, disavow, disclaim, disown
derivations: negater (n.), negator (n.)
Word Parts
The word negate contains the following part:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).