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contradict

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontradictcon‧tra‧dict /ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt $ ˌkɑːn-/ ●●○ AWL verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]DISAGREE to disagree with something, especially by saying that the opposite is true 🔊 Deborah opened her mouth to contradict, but closed it again. 🔊 Dad just can’t bear to be contradicted. 🔊 The article flatly contradicts their claims.2 [transitive]DIFFERENT if one statement, story etc contradicts another, the facts in it are different so that both statements cannot be true 🔊 The witness statements contradict each other and the facts remain unclear.3 contradict yourself→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
contradictImplied terms can thus supplement express rules, or introduce new rules, but can not directly contradict an existing rule.The two newspaper reports totally contradict each other.Recent experiments seem to contradict earlier results.Heating the water to 150° F kills bacteria but contradicts efforts to save energy.What he must do is to formulate an assertion which contradicts our own, and give us his instruction for testing it.Also, much of the advice found in one book directly contradicts that found in another.This would contradict the open-ended accessibility that is the hallmark of unit trusts.Something was wrong; what I read contradicted the sight of these travelers.It would hearten the many feminists who crowded the church that night without contradicting the teachings of the magisterium.Smith gave an account that contradicted the woman's tearful testimony last week.To create a more original effect well-known phrases and sayings can be contrasted with others which contradict them.There is no evidence or testimony contradicting those statements.O'Brien's later statement contradicted what he had told Somerville police on the night of the murder.flatly contradictsThis information flatly contradicts North's statements.Since the trauma of 1929, few people contest this need, although it flatly contradicts the tradition of economic liberalism.contradict each otherAfter all, the two clauses appear to contradict each other.Villagers' stories contradict each other.
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Verb table
contradict
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycontradict
he, she, itcontradicts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycontradicted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave contradicted
he, she, ithas contradicted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad contradicted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill contradict
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have contradicted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam contradicting
he, she, itis contradicting
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you, we, theyare contradicting
Past
I, he, she, itwas contradicting
you, we, theywere contradicting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been contradicting
he, she, ithas been contradicting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been contradicting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be contradicting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been contradicting
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