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Synonyms for contradictˌkɒn 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, contradict

  2. contradict, negate, contravene(verb)

    deny the truth of

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

  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, contradict, 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, contradict


  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).

    question, dispute, deny, disconfirm

  4. contradict(verb)

    To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradict(v. a.)

    deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert

  2. contradict(v. a.)

    oppose, contravene, counteract, thwart, be contrary to

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List of paraphrases:

contradicted, contravene, refute, gainsay

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