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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.
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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]
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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.
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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"
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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.
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1. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
2. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
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