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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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