- to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
- to argue about; debate; discuss.
Origin of controvert
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1. refute, rebut.
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Examples from the Web for controvertible
- to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
- to argue or wrangle about
C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
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Word Origin and History for controvertible
c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.
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