Con·tra·dict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contradicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contradicting.]
1. To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.
Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself,
And say it is not so. --Shak.
The future can not contradict the past. --Wordsworth.
2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.]
No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker.
A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents. --Shak.
Con·tra·dict, v. i. To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.
They . . . spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. --Acts xiii. 45.
v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: belie, negate]
2: deny the truth of [syn: negate, contravene]
3: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion" [syn: oppose,
4: prove negative; show to be false [syn: negate] [ant: confirm]