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
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.
But that would negate the Warriors' ability to keep Love quiet.
But the restaurant’s legendary popovers, served with quaffable strawberry butter, immediately negated any disappointment.
An elite defensive pairing might — might — stifle one of them, but most teams lack the blue-line quality to negate both.
The Supreme Court ordered Elgee to dismiss Charboneau’s petition for postconviction relief, thus also negating the order for a new trial.
However, the danger factor in zipping the Contact Pilot suit up just about negates any other conveniences.
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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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