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CONTRADICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contradict mean? 

CONTRADICT (verb)
  The verb CONTRADICT has 4 senses:

1. be in contradiction with
2. deny the truth of
3. be resistant to
4. prove negative; show to be false

  Familiarity information: CONTRADICT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRADICT (verb)


Sense 1contradict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in contradiction with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

belie; contradict; negate

Hypernyms (to "contradict" is one way to...):

depart; deviate; diverge; vary (be at variance with; be out of line with)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2contradict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deny the truth of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

negate; contravene; contradict

Hypernyms (to "contradict" is one way to...):

differ; disagree; dissent; take issue (be of different opinions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "contradict"):

deny (declare untrue; contradict)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3contradict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be resistant to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

controvert; contradict; oppose

Context example:

The board opposed his motion

Hypernyms (to "contradict" is one way to...):

rebut; refute (overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "contradict"):

blackball; negative; veto (vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent)

dissent; protest; resist (express opposition through action or words)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4contradict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove negative; show to be false

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

negate; contradict

Hypernyms (to "contradict" is one way to...):

demonstrate; establish; prove; shew; show (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment)

Domain category:

logic; logical system; system of logic (a system of reasoning)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "contradict"):

invalidate; nullify (show to be invalid)

confute; disprove (prove to be false)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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