con·tra·dict verb \ˌkän-trə-ˈdikt\
: to say the opposite of (something that someone else has said) : to deny the truth of (something)
: to deny or disagree with what is being said by (someone)
: to not agree with (something) in a way that shows or suggests that it is false, wrong, etc.
: to assert the contrary of : take issue with <contradict a rumor>
Examples of CONTRADICT
- He contradicted the charges of his critics.
- My sister doesn't like being contradicted.
- The mayor's actions in office contradicted the promises he made during the campaign.
Origin of CONTRADICT
past participle of contradicere,
to say, speak — more at diction
First Known Use: 1582
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