Definitions for: Contradict


[v] prove negative; show to be false
[v] be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion."
[v] deny the truth of
[v] be in contradiction with



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a
statement or a speaker; to impugn.

Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, And say it
is not so. --Shak.

The future can not contradict the past.
--Wordsworth.

2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.]

No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker.

A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted
our intents. --Shak.


Con`tra*dict, v. i.
To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the
contrary of, something.

They . . . spake against those things which were spoken
by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. --Acts xiii.
45.

Synonyms: belie, contravene, controvert, negate, negate, negate, oppose

Antonyms: affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

See Also: blackball, confute, demonstrate, deny, depart, deviate, differ, disagree, disprove, dissent, diverge, establish, invalidate, negative, nullify, protest, prove, rebut, refute, resist, shew, show, take issue, vary, veto

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