verb (used with object)
Origin of controvert
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Historical Examples of controverting
We have no need to spend time in controverting this position.
He had been under the necessity of controverting, in some particulars, a generally accepted belief.James Fenimore Cooper
Thomas R. Lounsbury
The only upholder of the hat was Annie Cassidy, who is fond of controverting the opinions of other people, and who despises men.Strangers at Lisconnel
He was so far from controverting this right in the Judiciary, that it was his boast and his confidence.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)
Thomas Hart Benton
The vixen falls into a hole which she does not see, so bent is she on controverting her husband.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
Word Origin for controvert
c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.