controvert

[kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt]
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verb (used with object)

to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
to argue about; debate; discuss.

Origin of controvert

1600–10; alteration of earlier controverse (< Latin contrōversus; see controversy) with -vert from advert1, convert1, etc.
Related formscon·tro·vert·er, con·tro·vert·ist, nouncon·tro·vert·i·ble, adjectivecon·tro·vert·i·bly, adverbun·con·tro·vert·ed, adjectiveun·con·tro·vert·ed·ly, adverbun·con·tro·vert·i·ble, adjectiveun·con·tro·vert·i·bly, adverb
Can be confusedcontravene controvert

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controvert

verb (tr)

to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
to argue or wrangle about
Derived Formscontroverter, nouncontrovertible, adjectivecontrovertibly, adverb

Word Origin for controvert

C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
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Word Origin and History for controverting

controvert

v.

c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.

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