Contradict

Definition of Contradict

Con`tra`dict´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Contradicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contradicting.]
Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself,
And say it is not so.
- Shak.
The future can not contradict the past.
- Wordsworth.
2.To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
No truth can contradict another truth.
- Hooker.
A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents.
- Shak.
v. i.1.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. 45.

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