controvert :

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  • v  be resistant to
  • v  prove to be false or incorrect

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

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