Con·tro·vert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Controverting.] To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.
Some controverted points had decided according to the sense of the best jurists. --Macaulay.
v 1: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion" [syn: oppose,
2: prove to be false or incorrect [syn: refute, rebut]