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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


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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