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Latin contrādīcere contrādict- to speak against contrā- contra- dīcere to speak deik- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the pariciple stem of Latin contrādīcō (“I speak against”) (originally two words).
No one dared to contradict him, so he brought in anyone he knew.
You should not contradict what a previous referee has said.
The facts seem to contradict this view.
His question was designed to contradict his wife.
But if these other news outlets contradict the official account, then all the better.
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