Definitions for: Controvert

[v] prove to be false or incorrect
[v] be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion."

Webster (1913) Definition: Con"tro*vert, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controverted;
p. pr. & vb. n. Controverting.] [See Controversy.]
To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by
reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to
contest; to debate.

Some controverted points had decided according to the
sense of the best jurists. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: contradict, oppose, rebut, refute

See Also: blackball, confute, disprove, dissent, negative, protest, rebut, refute, resist, veto

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