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English verb: gainsay

1. gainsay (communication) take exception to

SamplesShe challenged his claims.

Synonymschallenge, dispute

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)contend, contest, repugn

Narrower (hyponym)call, call

Entailcall into question, oppugn, question

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