Negate meaning

nĭ-gāt
To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.

The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.

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To deny the existence or truth of.
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To nullify or make ineffective.
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To make negative.

In German, sentences can be negated by using the word “nicht.”

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Negate is defined as to deny, to prove false or to cause something to not be needed.

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.

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To be negative; bring or cause negative results.

A pessimism that always negates.

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To make ineffective or invalid; nullify.

A wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.

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(computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
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To nullify or cause to be ineffective.

Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.

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(computing) To perform the NOT operation on.
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Origin of negate

  • Latin negāre negāt- to deny ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin negatus, past participle of negare (“to deny, refuse, decline"), reduced from *nec-aiare (a similar form), from nec (“not, nor") + aiere (“to say").

    From Wiktionary