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English verb: contradict

1. contradict (stative) be in contradiction with


Synonymsbelie, negate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depart, deviate, diverge, vary

2. contradict (communication) deny the truth of


Synonymscontravene, negate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Narrower (hyponym)deny

3. contradict (communication) be resistant to


SamplesThe board opposed his motion.


Synonymscontrovert, oppose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rebut, refute


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

4. contradict (cognition) prove negative; show to be false


Synonymsnegate


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









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