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Definition 1: prove negative; show to be false - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for contradict in the sense of this definition

(contradict is a kind of ...) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

(... is a kind of contradict ) show to be invalid

(... is a kind of contradict ) prove to be false

"The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

(contradict belongs to category ...) a system of reasoning

Definition 2: deny the truth of - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for contradict in the sense of this definition

(contradict is a kind of ...) be of different opinions

"I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

(... is a kind of contradict ) declare untrue; contradict

"He denied the allegations" "She denied that she had taken money"

Definition 3: be resistant to - [verb of communication]

Samples where contradict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The board opposed his motion

Synonyms for contradict in the sense of this definition

(contradict is a kind of ...) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

"The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

(... is a kind of contradict ) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

"The President vetoed the bill"

(... is a kind of contradict ) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

Definition 4: be in contradiction with - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for contradict in the sense of this definition

(contradict is a kind of ...) be at variance with; be out of line with

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