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contradict

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of contradict

  1. 1 to make an assertion that is contrary to one made by (another) no matter what I say, you always have to contradict me Synonyms of contradict disagree (with), gainsay Words Related to contradict challenge, contest, dispute, question; confute, rebut, refute; cross, fight, oppose, resist Near Antonyms of contradict confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify; attest, authenticate, avouch, certify, testify (to), vouch (for), witness Antonyms of contradict agree (with), concur (with)

  2. 2 to declare not to be true his account contradicted the story that they had gotten earlier Synonyms of contradict deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiateWords Related to contradict traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms of contradict accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms of contradict acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

Synonym Discussion of contradict

deny, gainsay, contradict, contravene mean to refuse to accept as true or valid. deny implies a firm refusal to accept as true, to grant or concede, or to acknowledge the existence or claims of.
    • denied the charges
gainsay implies disputing the truth of what another has said.
    • no one can gainsay her claims
contradict implies an open or flat denial.
    • her account contradicts his
contravene implies not so much an intentional opposition as some inherent incompatibility.
    • laws that contravene tradition


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