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Definition 1: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of - [verb of change]

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

  • Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
  • This action will negate the effect of my efforts

Synonyms for negate in the sense of this definition

(negate is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 2: prove negative; show to be false - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for negate in the sense of this definition

(negate 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 negate ) show to be invalid

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

"The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

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

Definition 3: deny the truth of - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for negate in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

Synonyms for negate in the sense of this definition

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

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