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negate

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1 to declare not to be true

  • this evidence negates his claim that he was not at the scene of the crime
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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
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do away with, set aside

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3 to think not to be true or real

  • you simply canʼt negate your feelings for someone, even if they donʼt feel the same way about you
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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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