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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

    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

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How to use contradict in a sentence?

  1. Plato, Symposium:

    But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates.

  2. The Waco Tribune-Herald:

    Acts of sexual violence contradict every value Baylor University upholds as a caring Christian community. In recent years we have joined university efforts nationally to prevent campus violence against women and sexual assault, to actively support survivors of sexual assault with compassion and care, and to take action against perpetrators. We have established and fully staffed a Title IX office that employs a Title IX Coordinator and two full-time investigators. Maintaining a safe and caring community is central to Baylor's mission and at the heart of our commitment to our students, faculty and staff.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Real and true leader neither has a special status nor contradict others. If he keeps the distance in any way or shape If, he says things that don't exist If, he brings you in a destructive direction If he what promises, but do not keep his words If he put you naked in the sky, and himself in a comfortable tent If, he gives you, the false hopes rather than the practical helping He is just an opportunist, a cheater, and a liar, but not a leader.

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

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

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

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