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Synonyms for contradict
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪktcon·tra·dict

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Wiktionary

  1. contradictverb

    Synonyms:
    question, disconfirm, dispute, deny

  2. contradictverb

    To speak against; to forbid.

    Synonyms:
    disconfirm, question, deny, dispute

  3. contradictverb

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

    His testimony contradicts hers.

    Synonyms:
    disconfirm, question, dispute, deny

  4. contradictverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradict, belie, negateverb

    be in contradiction with

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

  2. contradict, negate, contraveneverb

    deny the truth of

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

  3. oppose, controvert, contradictverb

    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, contradictverb

    prove negative; show to be false

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradictverb

    Synonyms:
    deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert

  2. contradictverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradictverb

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, controvert, impugn, dispute, contravene

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contradict":

    contradicted, contravene, refute, gainsay

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How to use contradict in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Putin:

    And unilaterally imposed and politically motivated sanctions on investment, trade and, in particular, technology transfer become its covert form, in our opinion, such sanctions not only have no perspective, but they also contradict the G20 principles for interacting in the interests of all countries of the world.

  2. Zacarias Moussaoui:

    I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the U.S. This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaou, the only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism. ( Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office via AP, File) He also renouncedAl Qaeda and the Islamic State terror groups. The motion was made in an attempt to relax the special administrative measures under which he serves his sentence. He also asked thatRudy Giuliani, New Yorks mayor at the time ofthe plot andPresident Trumps personal lawyer, or famed attorney Alan Dershowitz represent him in a civil trial. His remarks contradict his action during his 2006 trial, whenhe narrowly escaped the death penalty. During the proceedings, he taunted victims and flashed a victory sign after a jury opted to sentence him to life in prison. God save Bin Laden, you will never get him.

  3. Sir Francis Bacon, O Magazine, April 2003:

    Read not to contradict and confute…nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

  4. Socrates:

    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

  5. Francis Bacon:

    Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.


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