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Synonyms for contradict
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradict, belie, negate(verb)

    be in contradiction with

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

  2. contradict, negate, contravene(verb)

    deny the truth of

    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"

    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

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


  1. contradict(verb)

    deny, question, disconfirm, dispute

  2. contradict(verb)

    To speak against; to forbid.

    disconfirm, question, deny, dispute

  3. contradict(verb)

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

    His testimony contradicts hers.

    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.

    deny, dispute, disconfirm, question

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradict

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradict

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradict(v. a.)

    deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert

  2. contradict(v. a.)

    oppose, contravene, counteract, thwart, be contrary to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradict(v)

    gainsay, controvert, impugn, dispute, contravene

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    contradicted, contravene, refute, gainsay

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  1. Read More'They:

    It would be an injustice to judge someone based on an interview that's being used out of context, they're trying to contradict how John Wayne lived John Wayne life, and how John Wayne lived John Wayne life was who John Wayne was. So any discussion of removing John Wayne name from the airport should include the full picture of the life of John Wayne and not be based on a single outlier interview from half a century ago.

  2. Zamir Kabulov:

    We are ready to approach in a flexible way the issues of a possible easing of the regime of sanctions under Security Council Resolution 1988 on the Taliban, if this does not contradict Afghanistan's national interests, no one is talking today about achieving a victory by military means over the Taliban, while the implementation of the national reconciliation policy would in practice mean their return to power.

  3. William James:

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

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The majority of Muslims in every Muslim country, except a few- counted Muslims, neither understand the Quran nor follow that. However, they feel proud to be a Muslim, despite the killing, lying, cheating, abusing, cruelty, distinctions, injustice, inequality, and conspiracies against each other, they stay sacred than other nations. Factually, such deeds contradict and vitiate the real Islam of the final prophet Muhammad that should be.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance", 1841:

    Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

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