verb (used with object)
- contucci, andrea,
Origin of controvert
Examples from the Web for controvert
Again, it is easy enough to controvert Nietzsche almost at any pass by demonstrating his unphilosophic onesidedness.Prophets of Dissent|Otto Heller
The man argued for Natural Philosophy for so long, that she was not prepared to controvert.Miss Eden's Letters|Emily Eden
Such is the youth of genius, before the soul has given that sign of itself which an unbelieving generation cannot controvert.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
Dispute the rules, controvert the application, or give your hands to this salutary measure.
It is impossible to controvert this truth, which surrounds us and presses us on all sides.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Word Origin for controvert
c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.