Contradict meaning

kŏn'trə-dĭkt'
To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite.
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To make a contradictory statement.
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To speak in denial; oppose verbally.
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To declare (a statement, report, etc.) to be false or incorrect.
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To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).

Everything he says contradicts me.

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To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
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The definition of contradict is to say or write the opposite of something.

An example of contradict is for a teenager to say he was at the library last night at 8 p.m for four hours., but then to later mention that the movie he saw last night was great.

An example of contradict is to express a belief against a popular political opinion.

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To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
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To be contrary to; be inconsistent with.
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To be contrary or opposed to; go against.

The facts contradict his theory.

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To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).

His testimony contradicts hers.

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Origin of contradict

  • Latin contrādīcere contrādict- to speak against contrā- contra- dīcere to speak deik- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the pariciple stem of Latin contrādīcō (“I speak against”) (originally two words).
    From Wiktionary