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English verb: controvert

1. controvert (communication) be resistant to


SamplesThe board opposed his motion.


Synonymscontradict, oppose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rebut, refute


Narrower (hyponym)blackball, dissent, negative, protest, resist, veto

2. controvert (cognition) prove to be false or incorrect


Synonymsrebut, refute


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


Broader (hypernym)confute, disprove









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