verb (used with object)
to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
to argue about; debate; discuss.
Origin of controvert
Synonyms for controvert
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Related Words for controvertibleambiguous, problematic, suspicious, dubious, arguable, controversial, vague, debatable, unproven, questionable, contentious, disputed, baseless, lame, groundless, thin, feeble, frivolous, false, poor
Examples from the Web for controvertible
Historical Examples of controvertible
to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
to argue or wrangle about
Word Origin for controvert
C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
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c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.
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