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contradict

con·tra·dict

contradict

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tr dIkt
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: contradicted, contradicting, contradicts
definition: to say the opposite of; deny the truth of.
The TV reporter contradicted the story that we heard on the street.The facts contradict what you are telling me.
synonyms:
deny
antonyms:
affirm, confirm
similar words:
disprove, dispute, oppose
derivations: contradictable (adj.), contradicter (contradictor) (n.)
Word Parts
The word contradict contains the following parts:
counter-, contra- Latin prefix that means against, in the opposite direction