Hypertext Webster Gateway: "contradicted"

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.

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