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1. contradict

verb. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkt'] be in contradiction with.

Synonyms

  • negate
  • vary
  • diverge
  • deviate
  • belie

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize

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How do you pronounce contradict?

Pronounce contradict as ˌkɑntrəˈdɪkt.

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Example sentences of the word contradict


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Make a note when these details contradict those provided by the initial person who made the complaint.

2. Verb, base form
and be sure that the answers complement each other and do not contradict in any way.

Quotes containing the word contradict


1. Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

2. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
- Francis Bacon, The Essays

3. The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.
- Carl Sagan

2. contradict

verb. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkt'] deny the truth of.

Synonyms

  • differ
  • negate
  • disagree
  • dissent
  • contravene
  • take issue

Antonyms

  • admit
  • disappear
  • surrender
  • refrain

3. contradict

verb. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkt'] be resistant to.

Synonyms

  • rebut
  • oppose
  • veto
  • blackball
  • resist
  • dissent
  • negative
  • controvert
  • protest

Antonyms

  • close
  • abolish
  • hide
  • contraindicate

4. contradict

verb. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkt'] prove negative; show to be false.

Synonyms

  • negate
  • confute
  • invalidate
  • shew
  • establish
  • disprove
  • nullify
  • show
  • demonstrate

Antonyms

  • validate
  • disprove
  • affirm
  • negate
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