Definition of negate
1 : to deny the existence or truth of negated and denied her own honest reactions — Sara H. Hay
2 : to cause to be ineffective or invalid Alcohol can negate the effects of some medicines.
negatorplay \ni-ˈgā-tər\ noun
Examples of negate in a Sentence
The fact that she lied about her work experience negated the contract.
a verb that is negated by “not”
Recent Examples of negate from the Web
Leasing a VLCC for the same period is estimated by two shipbrokers to cost the equivalent of 85 cents a barrel, before adding other expenses such as insurance and fuel, largely negating potential gains.
None of this negates Bruno’s daily life — including his inability to resist good food, the marriage of old friends, and his courtship of a fetching federal magistrate.
The machines would negate the need for staffing each lot.
However, if the team’s APR dips below 930, the entire bonus package is negated.
A domino effect negated some of Mundelein's arguments, as Berrones first and foremost objected to Mundelein's comparison of the Grayslake facility and a longstanding Saia facility in Burr Ridge.
The new data on Neovenator might negate this idea, since there are no indications from overall anatomy, detailed tooth anatomy or tooth wear that Neovenator was an aquatic forager.
North Carolina fought former President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, Doctor said, negating any policy implications of the Paris agreement.
In the short run, withdrawing from the accord will negate the impact of possible carbon emissions fees on gas and electricity costs, says economist Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics.
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Synonym Discussion of negate
NEGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of negate for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to not be effective
grammar : to make (a word or phrase) negative
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