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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb contradict:
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Definition of the verb contradict
What does contradict mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: contradicted | contradicting | contradicts
- be in contradiction with
- deny the truth of
- be resistant to
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of contradict: controvert / oppose
- more generic words: rebut / refute = overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
- more specific words:
- prove negative; show to be false
- domain: logic / logical system / system of logic
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonym of contradict: negate
- more generic words: demonstrate / establish / prove / shew / show = establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb contradict
- [obsolete] To speak against; to forbid.
- synonym: withspeak
- To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).
- synonym: disconfirm
- To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).
- synonym: deny
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for contradict
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The Popular Science Monthly (1886)
The second doctrine which the evolution hypothesis is solemnly warned not to contradict is that which affirms that " mankind has sinned and come short of the glory of God." Guilt and imperfection, we are told — and, as the present writer thinks, ...
by Jan R. Strooker
What these examples do not contradict is that if M is a finitely generated module over a noetherian local ring and x ...
by Moshe Gil
II, 277, who adds: the destruction of Ramla was final, for it was not rebuilt (it seems that what the aforementioned account of Ibn Shaddad intended to contradict is that latter opinion, which does not sound credible at all); Ibn al- Dawadari, 387; ...
Electrical World (1920)
to contradict is that the locality from which the coal comes has a considerable bearing on success in storing it. Differences in friability and also in the likelihood of heating do exist, but they ...
A dictionary of the Kalispel or Flat-head Indian language, compiled by the missionaries of the Society of Jesus [or rather by J. Giorda (1879)
by Joseph Giorda
CONTRADICT, v. f. 1st To reject one's statement, disbelieve, Ie- kciusem. 2d To oppose one's wish, to refuse to comply, Ies-fsims, Ics-ntein- zancm, Ics- ngofelzincm.
For the Use of Missionaries, and Other Persons Living Among the Above Mentioned Indians by Frederic Baraga
by Robert B. Costello
contradict To say the opposite of; ...
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Video shows what contradict means. To speak against; to forbid.. To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).. To make a statement denying the truth of the ...
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1T1R1A1D2I1C3T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine