verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- contractual psychiatry,
- contradiction in terms,
Origin of contradict
Examples from the Web for contradict
Do the varied autopsy reports support or contradict witness testimony?
It would also contradict the official Ukrainian government line, which is that Russian personnel hit the button.U.S. Intelligence: Separatists, Not Russians, Killed MH17|Josh Rogin|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These orders must be specifically linked to his executive authority and must not contradict a statute passed by Congress.
In cities overcome with violence, war, and crime, there are many stories that contradict each other.Conflict Photographer Eros Hoagland on His Dangerous Craft|Eros Hoagland|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now, he quipped, "two tour guides are going to try to contradict each other."
Rolf tried to laugh at all this: but he could not contradict it.Feats on the Fiord|Harriet Martineau
It was like Shelley, to contradict himself in this fashion almost in the same breath.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
But primary and universal instincts have their place, and, if scientific knowledge does not contradict them, should be trusted.
The phenomena proved do not contradict either mechanics in general or the law of the conservation of forces in particular.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
Diana laughed and nodded, but did not contradict her husband.The Silent House|Fergus Hume
Word Origin for contradict
1570s, "speak against," also "assert the contrary" (1580s), from Latin contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive.