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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

Synonym Discussion of negate

nullify, negate, annul, abrogate, invalidate mean to deprive of effective or continued existence. nullify implies counteracting completely the force, effectiveness, or value of something.
    • a penalty nullified the touchdown
negate implies the destruction or canceling out of each of two things by the other.
    • the arguments negate each other
annul suggests making ineffective or nonexistent often by legal or official action.
    • the treaty annuls all previous agreements
abrogate is like annul but more definitely implies a legal or official act.
    • a law to abrogate trading privileges
invalidate implies making something powerless or unacceptable by declaration of its logical or moral or legal unsoundness.
    • the court invalidated the statute


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