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contradict

verb

1 contradict

Be in contradiction with.

synonyms: belie, negate.

Roget 489: dissent, demur; call in question etc. (doubt) 485; differ in opinion, disagree; say no etc. 536; refuse assent, refuse to admit; cavil, ... show more

Dutch: logenstraffen, loochenen, ontkennen, tegenspreken, weerleggen



2 contradict

Deny the truth of.

synonyms: contravene, negate.

Roget 708: oppose, counteract, run counter to; withstand etc. (resist) 719; control etc. (restrain) 751; hinder etc. 706; ... show more

Roget 14: be contrary etc. adj.; contrast with, oppose; diller toto coelo [Lat.].    invert, reverse, turn the tables; turn topsy-turvy, turn end for end, turn upside down, turn inside out.    contradict, ... show more

Roget 468: countervail, oppose; mitigate against; rebut etc. (refute) 479; subvert etc. (destroy) 162; cheek, weaken; contravene; ... show more

Roget 536: deny; contradict, contravene; controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head.    disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow; recant etc. ... show more

Dutch: als de kat van huis is, tegenspreken

3 contradict

Be resistant to.

synonyms: controvert, oppose.

4 contradict

Prove negative; show to be false.

synonym: negate.


Moby thesaurus: abjure, abrogate, agree to disagree, annul, answer, answer conclusively, antagonize, argue down, assert the contrary, be antipathetic, be at cross-purposes, be contrary to, be inimical, be opposed to, beat against, belie, break, break off, brush aside, call into question ... show more.

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