Definition of controvert
- controvert a point in a discussion
The attorney offered evidence that controverted the plaintiff's allegations.
ever since the poem was first published, critics and scholars have controverted over the meaning of its concluding lines
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bandy words, butt heads, lock horns, mix it up;
: to say or prove that (something) is untrue
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