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negate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of negate

  1. 1 to declare not to be true this evidence negates his claim that he was not at the scene of the crime Synonyms of negate contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, deny, negative, refute, reject, repudiateWords Related to negate traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms of negate accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms of negate acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  2. 2 to put an end to by formal action Prohibition was established by the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, only to be negated by the 21st amendment 13 years later Synonyms of negate abate, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, disannul, dissolve, invalidate, abolish, null, nullify, quash, repeal, rescind, roll back, strike down, vacate, voidWords Related to negate countermand, override, overrule, overturn, veto; abort, call, call off, drop, recall, retract, reverse, revoke, suspend, withdraw; ban, enjoin, forbid, outlaw, prohibit; disallow, dismiss, reject; annihilate, break down, eliminate, eradicate, erase, liquidate, remove, throw out, write offNear Antonyms of negate enact, lay down, legislate; establish, found, institute; formalize, legalize, legitimate, legitimize, validate; pass, ratify; allow, approve, authorize, clear, endorse (also indorse), permit, sanction, warrant; command, decree, mandate, order, prescribe

  3. 3 to think not to be true or real you simply can't negate your feelings for someone, even if they don't feel the same way about you Synonyms of negate discredit, disbelieveWords Related to negate deny, reject, repudiate; distrust, doubt, mistrust, suspect; debunk, disprove, refute; deride, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scoff (at)Near Antonyms of negate trustAntonyms of negate accept, believe, credit, swallow



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