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controvert

con·tro·vert

controvert

 
pronunciation:
kan tr vuhrt [or] kan tr vuhrt
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Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: controverted, controverting, controverts
definition: to argue in opposition to.
synonyms:
challenge, contradict, debate, dispute, gainsay, oppose, rebut
antonyms:
assert
similar words:
argue, disprove, oppugn, protest, refute, wrangle
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derivation: controvertible (adj.)
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