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ne·gate

 (nĭ-gāt′)
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.

[Latin negāre, negāt-, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

ne·ga′tor, ne·gat′er n.

negate

(nɪˈɡeɪt)
vb (tr)
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.

negate


Past participle: negated
Gerund: negating

Imperative
negate
negate
Present
I negate
you negate
he/she/it negates
we negate
you negate
they negate
Preterite
I negated
you negated
he/she/it negated
we negated
you negated
they negated
Present Continuous
I am negating
you are negating
he/she/it is negating
we are negating
you are negating
they are negating
Present Perfect
I have negated
you have negated
he/she/it has negated
we have negated
you have negated
they have negated
Past Continuous
I was negating
you were negating
he/she/it was negating
we were negating
you were negating
they were negating
Past Perfect
I had negated
you had negated
he/she/it had negated
we had negated
you had negated
they had negated
Future
I will negate
you will negate
he/she/it will negate
we will negate
you will negate
they will negate
Future Perfect
I will have negated
you will have negated
he/she/it will have negated
we will have negated
you will have negated
they will have negated
Future Continuous
I will be negating
you will be negating
he/she/it will be negating
we will be negating
you will be negating
they will be negating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been negating
you have been negating
he/she/it has been negating
we have been negating
you have been negating
they have been negating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been negating
you will have been negating
he/she/it will have been negating
we will have been negating
you will have been negating
they will have been negating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been negating
you had been negating
he/she/it had been negating
we had been negating
you had been negating
they had been negating
Conditional
I would negate
you would negate
he/she/it would negate
we would negate
you would negate
they would negate
Past Conditional
I would have negated
you would have negated
he/she/it would have negated
we would have negated
you would have negated
they would have negated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.negate - be in contradiction with
depart, deviate, vary, diverge - be at variance with; be out of line 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
logical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoning
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"
nullify, invalidate - show to be invalid
confute, disprove - prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
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"

negate

verb
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.
2. deny, oppose, contradict, refute, disallow, disprove, rebut, gainsay (archaic or literary) I can neither negate nor affirm this claim.
deny maintain, confirm, testify, ratify, affirm, certify, attest, avouch

negate

verb
1. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
2. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
3. To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
Translations

negate

[nɪˈgeɪt] VTanular, invalidar

negate

vt (= nullify)zunichtemachen; (= deny)verneinen (also Gram), → negieren (geh)

negate

[nɪˈgeɪt] vt (frm) (nullify) → annullare; (deny) → negare
References in classic literature ?
But certainly he is traduced; for his words are noble and divine: Non deos vulgi negare profanum; sed vulgi opiniones diis applicare profanum.
Art of Seljuk period: Arts and Science Join, Negare Journal, Tehran, No.
Ne si pue negare che la disciplina che col nuovo sistema verra instaurata condurra a un miglioramento della produzione, ma questo non e altro che il verificarsi di una delle tesi del socialismo .
Gli essercizii delle lettere ancora si truovano sottoposti a mille impeti della fortuna; ora mancano e' padri; ora seguano e' parenti invidiosi, duri, inumani: ora t'asalisce poverta, ora cadi in qualche infortunio, per modo che certo non puoi negare la fortuna ivi tenere gran parte d'imperio come sopra delle cose umane, cosi sopra gli studii tuoi, ne' quali tu non puoi molto perseverare sanza copia delle medesime umane cose sottoposte alla fortuna.
Naturaliter igitur intellectus noster cognoscit ens, et ea quae sunt per se entis inquantum huiusmodi; in qua cognitione fundatur primorum principiorum notitia, ut non esse simul affirmare et negare, et alia huiusmodi.
Certo, un'interpretazione non esclude l'altra, una finalita potrebbe non negare l'altra: ma non e l'economia un principio sempre valido in filologia?
Probabilmente in questo fondamentale importanza ha ancora un atteggiamento culturale che in Italia identifica la carrozzina come simbolo di disabilita e non come strumento di miglioramento della medesima; spesso viene vista in modo negativo e considerata una limitazione o dedicata esclusivamente a persone menomate; a volte rifiutarla vuol dire negare la disabilita.
Si, intrucat in Franta pozitivismul modern era dominant exprimat in paradigma structuralista, proiectul si sloganul "mortii filosofiei moderne" avea in vedere "moartea" structuralismului francez ortodox; de aici, afirmarea--ca negare a structuralismului modern--a poststructuralismului (un "structuralism" de factura speculativa), asociat spiritualitatii simultan post-moderne si postmoderne.
Et certo che non si puo negare che non siano manifeste pazzie, & vanita grandissime, ma pur per mezzo di tali sciocchezze si creano i principi de i popoli, nascono i grandi Imperii, & procedono i gloriosi, & magnanimi fatti.
Abstraite queso latitare volentem, abstraite inquam, et impetrantes quod pre pietate negare non poterit, palam omnibus facite.
Anche se, corne giustamente insiste Giorgio Bocca, il sottosviluppo del Sud non e stato asfissiato dallo sviluppo del Nord, non si puo negare che la noncuranza dello Stato lascio che il Sud continuasse a languire nell'arretratezza a cui l'avevano destinato secoli di abusi e privilegi di stampo feudale.
Ne si puo negare che la disciplina che col nuovo sistema verra instaurata condurra a un miglioramento della produzione, ma questo non e altro che il verificarsi di una delle tesi del socialismo; quanto piu le forze umane, emancipandosi dalla schiavitU cui il capitalismo le vorrebbe per sempre condannate, prendono coscienza di se, si liberano e liberamente si organizzano, tanto migliore tende a diventare il modo della loro utilizzazione [.