- 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.
Origin of negate
Related Words for negatinginvalidate, reverse, neutralize, void, undo, disallow, nullify, belie, vitiate, disprove, rebut, annihilate, ding, traverse, revoke, dump, blackball, negative, controvert, redress
Examples from the Web for negating
Historical Examples of negating
On the other hand, as regards the point of allegiance, he was negating the whole established doctrine of the British constitution.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)
Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
They are negating these concepts to put new ones in their place!The Ego and His Own
First of all, it is a negating of the sensible world and a going into the supersensible, a seeking of the spirit without the body.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
Rudders on the Aztec compensated, she leaned slightly into the blast, negating its drift.First on the Moon
Nevertheless they are of considerable value in confirming, negating, or modifying the ethnographic data.The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California
Sherburne Friend Cook
- to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
- to deny or contradict
Word Origin for negate
1795 (with an isolated use from 1620s), back-formation from negation, or else from Latin negatus, past participle of negare. Related: Negated; negates; negating.