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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
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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 ?
The one is, when the matter of the point controverted, is too small and light, not worth the heat and strife about it, kindled only by contradiction.
These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish made off with them, it (the fish) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish had a right to them.
It may perhaps be asked what need there is of reasoning or proof to illustrate a position which is not either controverted or doubted, to which the understandings and feelings of all classes of men assent, and which in substance is admitted by the opponents as well as by the friends of the new Constitution.
When the ladies returned to the drawing-room, there was little to be done but to hear Lady Catherine talk, which she did without any intermission till coffee came in, delivering her opinion on every subject in so decisive a manner, as proved that she was not used to have her judgement controverted.
There are but two subjects upon which one may discourse with a free imagination, and without the possibility of being controverted.
Again he affirms, "It is certainly a fact, which cannot be controverted, that most of the diseases which have raged in the islands during my residence there, have been introduced by ships; [3] and what renders this fact remarkable is, that there might be no appearance of disease among the crew of the ship which conveyed this destructive importation.
Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion.
The command of the spirit, inaudible except to the soul, and not to be controverted on grounds of human wisdom, was made a plea for most indecorous exhibitions, which, abstractedly considered, well deserved the moderate chastisement of the rod.
On matters which are controverted, including land territory, and still, disputed maritime territories under the definition in international law that there is still pending disagreements on issues on facts and law then the Philippines will proceed on the basis of bilateral relations with China, Roque pointed out.
On matters which are controverted including land territory, and still disputed maritime territories, under the definition in international law that there is still pending disagreement on issues of facts and law, then the Philippines will proceed on the basis of bilateral relations with China," he continued.
There are no better hands to take the baton of leadership in the meantime that we wait for evidence to be presented or controverted in the impending trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.
In this case, the applicant deposed, and it was not controverted, that the Kenya School of Law had previously admitted students of the University of South Africa's distance learning degree programme who are now practising as advocates of the High Court, hence the decision to lock him out is, therefore, unfair and discriminatory,' High Court Judge George Odunga said.