Examples of controvert in a Sentence
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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Simon had by that time decided that the Malthusian stuff was the purest mythology, an invention out of whole cloth, a theory that was entirely controverted by every available empirical fact.
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Origin and Etymology of controvert
First Known Use: 1563See Words from the same year
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Definition of controvert for English Language Learners
: to say or prove that (something) is untrue
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