Synonyms for contradict

Synonyms for (verb) contradict

Synonyms: contradict, negate

Definition: prove negative; show to be false

Similar words: shew, show, prove, demonstrate, establish

Definition: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Usage: The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound; The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture


Synonyms: oppose, contradict, controvert

Definition: be resistant to

Usage: The board opposed his motion

Similar words: rebut, refute

Definition: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

Usage: The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments


Synonyms: contradict, contravene, negate

Definition: deny the truth of

Similar words: differ, disagree, dissent, take issue

Definition: be of different opinions

Usage: I beg to differ!; She disagrees with her husband on many questions


Synonyms: contradict, belie, negate

Definition: be in contradiction with

Similar words: diverge, depart, deviate, vary

Definition: be at variance with; be out of line with