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contradicts

verb
present tense third-person singular of contradict

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1 to make an assertion that is contrary to one made by (another)
  • no matter what I say, you always have to contradict me

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2 to declare not to be true
  • his account contradicted the story that they had gotten earlier

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“Contradicts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contradicts. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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