[ ni-geyt, neg-eyt ]
/ n瑟藞ge瑟t, 藞n蓻g e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ne路gat路ed, ne路gat路ing.
to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of: an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
to nullify or cause to be ineffective: Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
verb (used without object), ne路gat路ed, ne路gat路ing.
to be negative; bring or cause negative results: a pessimism that always negates.
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Origin of negate

1615鈥25; <Latin neg膩tus (past participle of neg膩re to deny, refuse), equivalent to neg- (variant of nec not; see neglect) + -膩- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix


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British Dictionary definitions for negate

/ (n瑟藞伞e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
to deny or contradict

Derived forms of negate

negator or negater, noun

Word Origin for negate

C17: from Latin neg膩re, from neg-, variant of nec not + aio I say
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