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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.