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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
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