• To deny the truth or validity of (a statement or statements).
  • To oppose (a person) by denying the truth or pertinence of a given statement.
  • To be contrary to (something).
  • To give an order contrary to (another order or wish), oppose (something).
  • To give an order contrary to one given by (another person), oppose or resist (someone).
  • To speak against; to forbid.


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  • Borrowed from Latin contradictus, the participle stem of contrādīcō (originally two words).

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