Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contradict

4 senses of contradict

Sense 1
contradict, belie, negate -- (be in contradiction with)
       => deviate, vary, diverge, depart -- (be at variance with; be out of line with)

Sense 2
contradict, negate, contravene -- (deny the truth of)
       => disagree, differ, dissent, take issue -- (be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions")

Sense 3
oppose, controvert, contradict -- (be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion")
       => refute, rebut -- (overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments")

Sense 4
negate, contradict -- (prove negative; show to be false)
       => prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

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