negate(redirected from negare)
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tr.v. ne·gat·ed, ne·gat·ing, ne·gates
1. To make ineffective or invalid; nullify: a wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.
2. To make negative: In German, sentences can be negated by using the word "nicht."
3. Computers To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
ne·ga′tor, ne·gat′er n.
1. to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
2. to deny or contradict
[C17: from Latin negāre, from neg-, variant of nec not + aio I say]
ne•gate(nɪˈgeɪt, ˈnɛg eɪt)
v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of (something).
2. to cause to be ineffective; nullify or invalidate (something).v.i.
3. to be negative; bring or cause negative results: a pessimism that always negates.
[1615–25; < Latin negātus, past participle of negāre to deny, refuse, derivative of neg-, akin to nec not (compare neglect); see -ate1]
ne•ga′tor, ne•gat′er, n.
Past participle: negated
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|Verb||1.||negate - be in contradiction with|
|2.||negate - deny the truth of|
disagree, take issue, differ, dissent - be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
deny - declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
|3.||negate - prove negative; show to be false|
shew, show, demonstrate, prove, establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
|4.||negate - make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"|
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
1. invalidate, reverse, cancel, wipe out, void, repeal, revoke, retract, rescind, neutralize, annul, nullify, obviate, abrogate, countermand These environmental protection laws could be negated if the European Community decides they interfere with trade.
1. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
2. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority: