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Definition 1: take exception to - [verb of communication]

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

  • She challenged his claims

Synonyms for gainsay in the sense of this definition

(gainsay is a kind of ...) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

"They contested the outcome of the race"

(... is a kind of gainsay ) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

"call the speaker on a question of fact"

(... is a kind of gainsay ) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

"He deserves to be called on that"

(gainsay implies ...) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

"We must question your judgment in this matter"

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