Contradict Definition

contradicted, contradicting, contradicts
contradicted, contradicting, contradicts
To speak in denial; oppose verbally.
Webster's New World
To assert the opposite of (what someone else has said)
Webster's New World
To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
American Heritage
To declare (a statement, report, etc.) to be false or incorrect.
Webster's New World
To deny the statement of (a person)
Webster's New World

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


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