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con·tro·vert

 (kŏn′trə-vûrt′, kŏn′trə-vûrt′)
tr.v. con·tro·vert·ed, con·tro·vert·ing, con·tro·verts
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.

[Back-formation from controversy.]

con′tro·vert′i·ble adj.

controvert

(ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt; ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt)
vb (tr)
1. to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
2. to argue or wrangle about
[C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy]
ˈcontroˌverter n
ˌcontroˈvertible adj
ˌcontroˈvertibly adv

con•tro•vert

(ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt)

v.t. -vert•ed, -vert•ing.
1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
2. to argue about; debate; discuss.
[1600–10; alter. of earlier controverse (< Latin contrōversus; see controversy) with -vert from advert1, convert, etc.]
con′tro•vert`er, n.
con`tro•vert′i•ble, adj.
con`tro•vert′i•bly, adv.

controvert


Past participle: controverted
Gerund: controverting

Imperative
controvert
controvert
Present
I controvert
you controvert
he/she/it controverts
we controvert
you controvert
they controvert
Preterite
I controverted
you controverted
he/she/it controverted
we controverted
you controverted
they controverted
Present Continuous
I am controverting
you are controverting
he/she/it is controverting
we are controverting
you are controverting
they are controverting
Present Perfect
I have controverted
you have controverted
he/she/it has controverted
we have controverted
you have controverted
they have controverted
Past Continuous
I was controverting
you were controverting
he/she/it was controverting
we were controverting
you were controverting
they were controverting
Past Perfect
I had controverted
you had controverted
he/she/it had controverted
we had controverted
you had controverted
they had controverted
Future
I will controvert
you will controvert
he/she/it will controvert
we will controvert
you will controvert
they will controvert
Future Perfect
I will have controverted
you will have controverted
he/she/it will have controverted
we will have controverted
you will have controverted
they will have controverted
Future Continuous
I will be controverting
you will be controverting
he/she/it will be controverting
we will be controverting
you will be controverting
they will be controverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been controverting
you have been controverting
he/she/it has been controverting
we have been controverting
you have been controverting
they have been controverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been controverting
you will have been controverting
he/she/it will have been controverting
we will have been controverting
you will have been controverting
they will have been controverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been controverting
you had been controverting
he/she/it had been controverting
we had been controverting
you had been controverting
they had been controverting
Conditional
I would controvert
you would controvert
he/she/it would controvert
we would controvert
you would controvert
they would controvert
Past Conditional
I would have controverted
you would have controverted
he/she/it would have controverted
we would have controverted
you would have controverted
they would have controverted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.controvert - be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
rebut, refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
negative, veto, blackball - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
2.controvert - prove to be false or incorrect
confute, disprove - prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

controvert

verb
To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
Translations

controvert

[ˈkɒntrəvɜːt] VTcontradecir

controvert

vt (form)anfechten, bestreiten
References in classic literature ?
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I have a witness to the fact, whose testimony even you, sir, will scarcely controvert.
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I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.
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For all thou dost and hast done to blight and curse the nobleness of his nature, I have done and shall continue to do all in my power to controvert.
His posture--flat upon his back, with his hands crossed upon his stomach and tied with something that he easily broke without profitably altering the situation--the strict confinement of his entire person, the black darkness and profound silence, made a body of evidence impossible to controvert and he accepted it without cavil.
Nobody attempting to controvert this position, he took a small brown-paper parcel out of his hat, and putting on a pair of horn spectacles (the writing being crabbed) read the direction half-a-dozen times over; having done which, he consigned the parcel to its old place, put up his spectacles again, and stared at everybody in turn.
Madam," cries Sophia, "I have never presumed to controvert any opinion of yours; and this subject, as I said, I have never yet thought of, and perhaps never may.
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As the majority JCC board members well know, their allegations directly controvert their own requests that marketing efforts should be focused on the local market in New Orleans," Satre said.