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1    tr   to affirm the opposite of (a proposition, statement, etc.)  
2    tr   to declare (a proposition, statement, etc.) to be false or incorrect; deny  
3    intr   to be argumentative or contrary  
4    tr   to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc.)  
the facts contradicted his theory     
5    intr   (of two or more facts, principles, etc.) to be at variance; be in contradiction  
     (C16: from Latin contradicere, from contra- + dicere to speak, say)  
  contradictable      adj  
  contradicter, contradictor      n  
  contradictive, contradictious      adj  
  contradictively, contradictiously      adv  
  contradictiveness, contradictiousness      n  
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be at variance with, belie, challenge, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, deny, dispute, fly in the face of, gainsay     (archaic or literary)   impugn, make a nonsense of, negate, oppose, rebut  
   affirm, agree, authenticate, confirm, defend, endorse, support, verify  

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