[ kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt ]
/ ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt /
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verb (used with object)
OTHER WORDS FOR controvert
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Origin of controvert
First recorded in 1600–10; alteration of earlier controverse (from Latin contrōversus; see controversy) with -vert as in advert1, convert1
OTHER WORDS FROM controvert
con·tro·vert·er, con·tro·vert·ist, nouncon·tro·vert·i·ble, adjectivecon·tro·vert·i·bly, adverbun·con·tro·vert·ed, adjective
un·con·tro·vert·ed·ly, adverbun·con·tro·vert·i·ble, adjectiveun·con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH controvertcontravene, controvert
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How to use controvert in a sentence
But he hastily goes on to an assertion which seems arbitrary and controvertible.Matthew Arnold|G. W. E. Russell
Now don't attempt to extirpate yourself from the matter; you know I have proof controvertible of it.Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience|Grenville Kleiser
But if it be at all a controvertible case, whether the cause be just or not, then the husband being governor must be judge.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
British Dictionary definitions for controvert
/ (ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt, ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt) /
to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
to argue or wrangle about
Derived forms of controvertcontroverter, nouncontrovertible, adjectivecontrovertibly, adverb
Word Origin for controvert
C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
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