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contradict

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of contradict

  1. 1 to make an assertion that is contrary to one made by (another) <no matter what I say, you always have to contradict me> Synonyms disagree (with), gainsay Related Words challenge, contest, dispute, question; confute, rebut, refute; cross, fight, oppose, resist Near Antonyms confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify; attest, authenticate, avouch, certify, testify (to), vouch (for), witness Antonyms agree (with), concur (with)

  2. 2 to declare not to be true <his account contradicted the story that they had gotten earlier> Synonyms deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiateRelated Words traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own





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