contradict contradict  /ˌkɑn trə ˈdɪkt/


  1. (v) be in contradiction with
  2. (v) deny the truth of
  3. (v) be resistant to
  4. (v) prove negative; show to be false

Derived Word(s)


  1. Sediment samples off the coasts of Senegal, Florida and Antarctica contradict her timeline, suggesting the mass extinction came right after the asteroid impact.
  2. None of the new studies contradict each other or the previous literature, although the idea that migraines might somehow prevent against cognitive decay is new.
  3. However, none of these contradict the sacred text of any religionand so no school board is likely to be looking for some way to counter them.


  1. Promoter e-mail shows Jackson doctor concerns

    AEG Live's CEO wrote two days before Michael Jackson died that a doctor Jackson was seeing "scares us to death because he is shooting him up with something," court testimony shows. Randy Phillips' e-mail could contradict his earlier testimony that he had no idea Jackson was getting prescription drugs while he was preparing for his comeback concerts. Phillips is on the witness stand for a fifth ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Silicon Valley’s Long History of Government Codependence

    The revelations that U.S. technology giants may be assisting the National Security Agency seem to contradict Silicon Valley’s image as a bastion of libertarian thinking.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Thomas D. Elias: Desert energy plan would boost utility profits

    What happens when a big government study undermines the assumptions made by the writers of another pricey official report? Obvious, isn't it? When studies or parts of studies contradict each other's basic conclusions and assumptions, the ones that monied interests dislike will usually be ignored.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News


  1. "His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee - and I believe the next president of the United States - contradict his inspiring and courageous career," the younger Jackson said.
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We must ensure the actions of one country do not contradict or undermine the actions of another," Bush said. "In our interconnected world, no nation will gain by driving down the fortunes of another. We're in this together. We will come...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "And yet we find so many e-mails that contradict what the attorney general has said, contradict what the deputy attorney general has said, contradict what the White House has said. Mr. Sampson's right in the middle of it," said Leahy, D-Vt....
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Forbes

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