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English verb: negate

1. negate (stative) be in contradiction with


Synonymsbelie, contradict


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depart, deviate, diverge, vary

2. negate (communication) deny the truth of


Synonymscontradict, contravene


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differ, disagree, dissent, take issue


Narrower (hyponym)deny

3. negate (cognition) prove negative; show to be false


Synonymscontradict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show


Narrower (hyponym)confute, disprove, invalidate, nullify


Domain categorylogic, logical system, system of logic


Antonymsaffirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

4. negate (change) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of


SamplesHer optimism neutralizes his gloom.
This action will negate the effect of my efforts.


Synonymsneutralise, neutralize, nullify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken









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