Controvert meaning

kŏn'trə-vûrt', kŏn'trə-vûrt'
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute.
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To argue about; debate; discuss.
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To dispute or argue using reason.
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(intransitive) To be involved or engaged in controversy.
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Origin of controvert

  • Back-formation from controversy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin as if *controvertere, assumed from controversus, from contro- (“against”) + vertere (“to turn”).
    From Wiktionary