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Definition of Contradict

Contradict

  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.
  2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
  3. To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.

Contradict Quotations

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
Catharine Beecher

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Leo Rosten

I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
Soren Kierkegaard
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Contradict Translations

contradict in Dutch is tegenspreken, in tegenspraak zijn met
contradict in German is widersprechen, widerspreche
contradict in Italian is contraddire
contradict in Norwegian is motsi
contradict in Spanish is contradecir
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