What are some alternative words for contradict?

Synonyms for contradict
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradict, belie, negate(verb)

    be in contradiction with

    Synonyms:
    neutralise, misrepresent, oppose, nullify, neutralize, contravene, belie, negate, controvert

  2. contradict, negate, contravene(verb)

    deny the truth of

    Synonyms:
    neutralise, infringe, oppose, nullify, conflict, neutralize, run afoul, contravene, belie, negate, controvert

  3. oppose, controvert, contradict(verb)

    be resistant to

    "The board opposed his motion"

    Synonyms:
    fight, belie, controvert, counterbalance, negate, refute, defend, oppose, match, react, pit, contravene, play off, fight down, fight back, rebut

  4. negate, contradict(verb)

    prove negative; show to be false

    Synonyms:
    neutralise, nullify, oppose, neutralize, contravene, belie, negate, controvert

Wiktionary

  1. contradict(verb)

    Synonyms:
    deny, question, disconfirm, dispute

  2. contradict(verb)

    To speak against; to forbid.

    Synonyms:
    disconfirm, question, deny, dispute

  3. contradict(verb)

    To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).

    His testimony contradicts hers.

    Synonyms:
    question, dispute, deny, disconfirm

  4. contradict(verb)

    To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).

    Everything he says contradicts me.

    Synonyms:
    deny, dispute, disconfirm, question

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradict

    Synonyms:
    contend, decline, demur, deny, differ, disagree, dispute, dissent, oppose, protest, refuse

    Antonyms:
    accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, admit, agree, approve, assent, coincide, combine, comply, concur, consent, harmonize

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradict

    Synonyms:
    oppose, dissent, negative, controvert, deny, disprove, confute, refute, gainsay, contravene

    Antonyms:
    state, propound, maintain, argue, confirm, affirm, endorse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradict(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert

  2. contradict(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppose, contravene, counteract, thwart, be contrary to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradict(v)

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, controvert, impugn, dispute, contravene

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contradict":

    contradicted, contravene, refute, gainsay

How to pronounce contradict?

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How to use contradict in a sentence?

  1. Omar Suleimanof Irving:

    We pray for peace, not war. Love, not hate. Benevolence, not greed.Unity, not division, and, we commit ourselves to not betraying our prayers with actions that contradict them.

  2. William James:

    There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other philosophers.

  3. Walt Whitman:

    Do I contradict myself Very well then I contradict myself,

  4. Abed Awad:

    They are criminals, not Muslims, their actions directly contradict and violate the fundamental tenets of Islam.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.


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