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Synonyms for contradict
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪktcon·tra·dict

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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 7 votes

  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 Antonyms3.8 / 5 votes

  1. contradict

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictverb

    Synonyms:
    deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert

  2. contradictverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictverb

    Synonyms:
    gainsay, controvert, impugn, dispute, contravene

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "contradict":

    contradicted, contravene, refute, gainsay

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How to use contradict in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    We will not hesitate to speak out when we see actions that contradict those values.

  2. William Hiram Foulkes:

    Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.

  3. John Cornyn:

    I noticed that after every series of questioning on this side of the aisle, you choose to editorialize and contradict the points being made, i don't know whether we will have an equal opportunity to editorialize.

  4. Natalya Nikolaevna Kuzenkova:

    If there is a question between getting sick or getting a vaccine... this is a very dangerous disease which leads to quite serious consequences. So the answer is obvious here, the vaccine has officially been registered. Two stages of clinical trials have passed and we are now completing the third stage. Therefore, within the framework of a pandemic, in these conditions, this does not at all contradict any regulatory norms.

  5. Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza:

    These results also contradict what emerges from egg remains and diversity of bones, teeth and other remains found in places like Spain,( and) of what we know based on the North American record, so I do believe these authors are misinterpreting these signals.


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