In German, sentences can be negated by using the word “nicht.”
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.
A wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.
Origin of negate
- Latin negāre negāt- to deny ne in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition