Definition of contradict
- contradict a rumor
- She contradicted her brother's account of what happened.
- Your actions contradict your words.
- The evidence contradicts his testimony.
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.
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: 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.
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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