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contradict


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradict  \Con`tra*dict"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contradicted}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contradicting}.]  [L.  contradictus  p.  p.  of 
  contradicere  to  speak  against;  contra  +  dicere  to  speak.  See 
  {Diction}.] 
  1.  To  assert  the  contrary  of  to  oppose  in  words  to  take 
  issue  with  to  gainsay;  to  deny  the  truth  of  as  of  a 
  statement  or  a  speaker;  to  impugn. 
 
  Dear  Duff,  I  prithee,  contradict  thyself,  And  say  it 
  is  not  so  --Shak. 
 
  The  future  can  not  contradict  the  past. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  be  contrary  to  to  oppose;  to  resist.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  truth  can  contradict  another  truth.  --Hooker. 
 
  A  greater  power  than  we  can  contradict  Hath  thwarted 
  our  intents.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradict  \Con`tra*dict\,  v.  i. 
  To  oppose  in  words  to  gainsay;  to  deny,  or  assert  the 
  contrary  of  something 
 
  They  .  .  .  spake  against  those  things  which  were  spoken 
  by  Paul,  contradicting  and  blaspheming.  --Acts  xiii. 
  45. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contradict 
  v  1:  be  in  contradiction  with  [syn:  {belie},  {negate}] 
  2:  deny  the  truth  of  [syn:  {negate},  {contravene}] 
  3:  be  resistant  to  "The  board  opposed  his  motion."  [syn:  {oppose}, 
  {controvert}] 
  4:  prove  negative;  show  to  be  false  [syn:  {negate}]  [ant:  {confirm}] 




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