- An example of to negate is to conduct a study to prove a theory false.
- An example of to negate is for an umbrella to take away the need for a hood.
- to deny the existence or truth of
- to nullify or make ineffective
Origin of negate; from Classical Latin negatus: see negation
transitive verbne·gat·ed, ne·gat·ing, ne·gates
- To make ineffective or invalid; nullify: a wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.
- To make negative: In German, sentences can be negated by using the word “nicht.”
- Computers To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
Origin of negateLatin negare, negat-, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.
- ne·ga′tor, ne·gat′er
(third-person singular simple present negates, present participle negating, simple past and past participle negated)
- To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
- The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
- To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
- Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
- To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
- a pessimism that always negates
- (computing) To perform the NOT operation on.