negate negate  /nɪ ˈɡeɪt/


  1. (v) be in contradiction with
  2. (v) deny the truth of
  3. (v) prove negative; show to be false
  4. (v) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

Derived Word(s)


  1. We negate death to the point that a gentle man is forced to struggle without the use of arms or legs to devise a way to obtain and ingest cyanide.
  2. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued.
  3. The smile doesn't negate the sorrow.


  1. Red Sox overcome rocky start by Jon Lester to beat Tigers

    DETROIT -- Here's one way to solve a closer crisis: Outscore the opponent by enough runs to negate a save situation.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. RJO Technician: Gold Needs To Reclaim $1,376 To Negate Downward Momentum

    RJO Technician: Gold Needs To Reclaim $1,376 To Negate Downward Momentum
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Miley Cyrus discusses drugs in new interview

    Miley Cyrus may not admit to smoking marijuana in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, but she certainly doesn't negate the rumors either. read more
    on June 19, 2013     Source:


  1. "Although this nation unquestionably must take strong action under the leadership of the commander in chief to protect itself against enormous and unprecedented threats, that necessity cannot negate the existence of the most basic fundamental rights...
    on Jan 31, 2005 By: Joyce Hens Green Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I heard that he was bigger than me and stronger than me and that's why I tried to be more aggressive and fight toe to toe and try to [negate] his power," Pacquiao said. "Our strategy for the fight was not to hurry, take our time, because we...
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Manny Pacquiao Source: Times Online

  3. "The two biggest factors in the game were our start and Chauncey's injury," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "You can't negate that. He's not only a great player, he's their leader, he runs everything."
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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