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contradict

con·tra·dict

contradict

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tr dIkt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contradicted, contradicting, contradicts
definition 1: to assert the opposite of; deny the truth of.
These two statements contradict each other, so I don't understand your point.Unfortunately, the facts contradict your theory.
synonyms:
contravene, deny, disallow, gainsay, negate
antonyms:
affirm, confirm, corroborate
similar words:
belie, confute, controvert, disprove, dispute, oppose, oppugn, protest, rebut, refute
definition 2: to express opposition to the statement of (a person).
Her husband is forever contradicting her.
synonyms:
contravene, controvert, counter, oppose
similar words:
challenge, cross, deny, disagree with, impugn, oppugn
definition 3: to be inconsistent with; imply the opposite.
His guilty look contradicts his claims of innocence.
synonyms:
belie
antonyms:
confirm, support
similar words:
counter, deny, negate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a contrary statement.
I'm sorry to contradict, but the facts just don't bear that out.
synonyms:
disagree, rebut
similar words:
demur, differ, dissent, retort
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derivations: contradictable (adj.), contradicter (contradictor) (n.)
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