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negatives

noun , plural of negative

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1 a vote or decision against something
  • in the absence of an unambiguous negative from the commander, we decided to continue on the mission
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2 something that is as different as possible from something else
  • the desire to control another person is actually the negative of real love
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negatives

verb , present tense third-person singular of negative

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1 to reject by or as if by a vote
  • although the rebuttal was very eloquent, the jury negatived it in favor of the prosecution's argument
  • we promptly negatived the idea of having pizza again for dinner, noting that we had already had it for three nights that week
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2 to declare not to be true
  • the governor's press secretary promptly negatived the rumor that he was not intending to run for reelection
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4 to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective
  • no amount of flattery is likely to negative that overheard insult
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5 to be unwilling to grant
  • ultimately, we negatived the request for a personal loan
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