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.