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con·tra·dict

 (kŏn′trə-dĭkt′)
v. con·tra·dict·ed, con·tra·dict·ing, con·tra·dicts
v.tr.
1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite: "The study contradicts the notion that merely keeping busy keeps people healthy" (Richard A. Knox). See Synonyms at deny.
2. To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
3. To be contrary to; be inconsistent with: "[Her] almost giddy warmth in conversation appears to contradict her image as a confrontational, politically outspoken performer" (Elysa Gardner).
v.intr.
To make a contradictory statement.

[Latin contrādīcere, contrādict-, to speak against : contrā-, contra- + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

con′tra·dict′a·ble adj.
con′tra·dict′er, con′tra·dic′tor n.

contradict

(ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt)
vb
1. (tr) to affirm the opposite of (a proposition, statement, etc)
2. (tr) to declare (a proposition, statement, etc) to be false or incorrect; deny
3. (intr) to be argumentative or contrary
4. (tr) to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc): the facts contradicted his theory.
5. (intr) (of two or more facts, principles, etc) to be at variance; be in contradiction
[C16: from Latin contrādīcere, from contra- + dīcere to speak, say]
ˌcontraˈdictable adj
ˌcontraˈdicter, ˌcontraˈdictor n
ˌcontraˈdictive, ˌcontraˈdictious adj
ˌcontraˈdictively, ˌcontraˈdictiously adv
ˌcontraˈdictiveness, ˌcontraˈdictiousness n

con•tra•dict

(ˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt)

v.t.
1. to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny categorically.
2. to speak contrary to the assertions of: to contradict oneself.
3. to imply a denial of: His way of life contradicts his principles.
4. Obs. to oppose.
[1560–70; < Latin contrādictus, past participle of contrādīcere to speak against =contrā- contra-1 + dīcere to speak]
con`tra•dict′a•ble, adj.
con`tra•dict′er, con`tra•dic′tor, n.

contradict


Past participle: contradicted
Gerund: contradicting

Imperative
contradict
contradict
Present
I contradict
you contradict
he/she/it contradicts
we contradict
you contradict
they contradict
Preterite
I contradicted
you contradicted
he/she/it contradicted
we contradicted
you contradicted
they contradicted
Present Continuous
I am contradicting
you are contradicting
he/she/it is contradicting
we are contradicting
you are contradicting
they are contradicting
Present Perfect
I have contradicted
you have contradicted
he/she/it has contradicted
we have contradicted
you have contradicted
they have contradicted
Past Continuous
I was contradicting
you were contradicting
he/she/it was contradicting
we were contradicting
you were contradicting
they were contradicting
Past Perfect
I had contradicted
you had contradicted
he/she/it had contradicted
we had contradicted
you had contradicted
they had contradicted
Future
I will contradict
you will contradict
he/she/it will contradict
we will contradict
you will contradict
they will contradict
Future Perfect
I will have contradicted
you will have contradicted
he/she/it will have contradicted
we will have contradicted
you will have contradicted
they will have contradicted
Future Continuous
I will be contradicting
you will be contradicting
he/she/it will be contradicting
we will be contradicting
you will be contradicting
they will be contradicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contradicting
you have been contradicting
he/she/it has been contradicting
we have been contradicting
you have been contradicting
they have been contradicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contradicting
you will have been contradicting
he/she/it will have been contradicting
we will have been contradicting
you will have been contradicting
they will have been contradicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contradicting
you had been contradicting
he/she/it had been contradicting
we had been contradicting
you had been contradicting
they had been contradicting
Conditional
I would contradict
you would contradict
he/she/it would contradict
we would contradict
you would contradict
they would contradict
Past Conditional
I would have contradicted
you would have contradicted
he/she/it would have contradicted
we would have contradicted
you would have contradicted
they would have contradicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.contradict - be in contradiction with
depart, deviate, vary, diverge - be at variance with; be out of line with
2.contradict - 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.contradict - 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"
4.contradict - 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"

contradict

verb
1. deny, challenge, dispute, belie, fly in the face of, make a nonsense of, gainsay (archaic or literary), be at variance with We knew she was wrong, but nobody liked to contradict her. His comments contradict remarks he made earlier that day.
2. deny, oppose, counter, negate, contravene, rebut, impugn, controvert The result appears to contradict a major study carried out last December.
deny support, agree, confirm, defend, endorse, affirm, verify, authenticate

contradict

verb
1. To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
2. To fail to be in accord:
Idiom: go counter to.
Translations
يُنَاقِضُيُناقِض، يُكَذِّب، يُعارِض
odporovat
modsige
väittää vastaan
proturiječiti
ellentmond
mótmæla; andmæla
反駁する
반박하다
prieštaringas
iebilstrunāt pretī
nasprotovati siugovarjati
motsäga
ขัดแย้ง
mâu thuẫn

contradict

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt] VT (= be contrary to) → contradecir; (= declare to be wrong) → desmentir; (= argue) → replicar, discutir
don't contradict me!¡no me repliques!

contradict

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt] vt
[+ person] → contredire
(= be contrary to) [+ evidence, statement, idea] → démentir, être en contradiction avec

contradict

vt (person)widersprechen (+dat); (event, action, statement also)im Widerspruch stehen zu; to contradict oneselfsich (dat)widersprechen; he contradicted every word I saider widersprach mir bei jedem Wort; he can’t stand being contradicteder duldet keinen Widerspruch

contradict

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt] vtcontraddire

contradict

(kontrəˈdikt) verb
to say the opposite of; to argue or disagree with. It's unwise to contradict your boss.
ˌcontraˈdiction (-ʃən) noun
ˌcontraˈdictory adjective

contradict

يُنَاقِضُ odporovat modsige widersprechen αντικρούω contradecir väittää vastaan contredire proturiječiti contraddire 反駁する 반박하다 tegenspreken motsi zaprzeczyć contradizer противоречить motsäga ขัดแย้ง çelişmek mâu thuẫn 抵触

contradict

v. contradecir, negar.
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