Hypertext Webster Gateway: "contradict"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Contradict \Con`tra*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contradicted};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Contradicting}.] [L. contradictus, p. p. of
contradicere to speak against; contra + dicere to speak. See
1. To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take
issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a
statement or a speaker; to impugn.

Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, And say it
is not so. --Shak.

The future can not contradict the past.

2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.]

No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker.

A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted
our intents. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Contradict \Con`tra*dict\, v. i.
To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the
contrary of, something.

They . . . spake against those things which were spoken
by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. --Acts xiii.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: {belie}, {negate}]
2: deny the truth of [syn: {negate}, {contravene}]
3: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion." [syn: {oppose},
4: prove negative; show to be false [syn: {negate}] [ant: {confirm}]

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