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NEGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negate mean? 

NEGATE (verb)
  The verb NEGATE has 4 senses:

1. be in contradiction with
2. deny the truth of
3. prove negative; show to be false
4. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

  Familiarity information: NEGATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGATE (verb)


Sense 1negate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in contradiction with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

belie; contradict; negate

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

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

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2negate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deny the truth of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

negate; contravene; contradict

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

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

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

deny (declare untrue; contradict)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3negate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove negative; show to be false

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

negate; contradict

Hypernyms (to "negate" 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 "negate"):

invalidate; nullify (show to be invalid)

confute; disprove (prove to be false)

Sentence frames:

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

Antonym:

affirm (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts)


Sense 4negate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

neutralize; neutralise; nullify; negate

Context examples:

Her optimism neutralizes his gloom / This action will negate the effect of my efforts

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

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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