controvert controvert


  1. (v) prove to be false or incorrect
  2. (v) be resistant to



  1. The journalist is trying to controvert a widely held belief that the Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035.
  2. Mr Young alleged that Stallone has controverted his hypothesis under pressure from his boss.
  3. A love story is a love story and no amount of contemporary psychology can controvert its inherent beauty.
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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /