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  • Contradict — Con tra*dict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contradicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contradicting}.] [L. contradictus, p. p. of contradicere to speak against; contra + dicere to speak. See {Diction}.] 1. To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contradict yourself — phrase to say the opposite of what you have said before In his confusion, he kept contradicting himself. Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym Main entry: contradict * * * contradict yourself : to say or do something… …   Useful english dictionary

  • contradict — [kän΄trə dikt′] vt. [< L contradictus, pp. of contradicere < contra , CONTRA + dicere, to speak: see DICTION] 1. a) to assert the opposite of (what someone else has said) b) to deny the statement of (a person) 2. to declare (a statement,… …   English World dictionary

  • Contradict — Con tra*dict, v. i. To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something. [1913 Webster] They . . . spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Acts xiii. 45. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contradict — I verb ab re discrepare, abrogate, affirm the contrary, annul, answer back, argue, assert the contrary, assert the opposite, challenge, clash, come in conflict with, conflict, confute, contradicere, contrast, contravene, controvert, counter,… …   Law dictionary

  • contradict absolutely — index controvert Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contradict — 1570s, speak against, also assert the contrary (1580s), from L. contradictus, pp. of contradicere (see CONTRADICTION (Cf. contradiction)). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive …   Etymology dictionary

  • contradict — *deny, gainsay, negative, contravene, traverse, impugn Analogous words: dispute (see DISCUSS): controvert, *disprove, refute, confute: belie, falsify, garble (see MISREPRESENT) Antonyms: corroborate Contrasted words: *confirm, verify,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contradict — [v] be at variance with belie, buck, call in question*, challenge, confront, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, cross, dare, deny, differ, disaffirm, disclaim, disprove, dispute, fly in the face of*, gainsay, have bone to pick*, impugn …   New thesaurus

  • contradict — ► VERB 1) deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite. 2) challenge (someone) by making a statement opposing one made by them. DERIVATIVES contradictor noun. ORIGIN Latin contradicere speak against …   English terms dictionary

  • contradict — 01. Cuts to the health budget seem to [contradict] the governor s promise to improve health care in our state. 02. The marks on the prisoner s body [contradicted] government claims that he had died of natural causes. 03. What he says, and what he …   Grammatical examples in English

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