Thesaurus

controvert

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of controvert

to express different opinions about something often angrily
  • ever since the poem was first published, critics and scholars have controverted over the meaning of its concluding lines

Synonyms for controvert

Words Related to controvert

Phrases Synonymous with controvert

Near Antonyms for controvert

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about controvert

Time Traveler for controvert

Time Traveler

The first known use of controvert was in 1563

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Controvert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/controvert. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on controvert

Dictionary: Definition of controvert

Nglish: Translation of controvert for Spanish Speakers

Comments on controvert

What made you want to look up controvert? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!