- 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
Examples from the Web for self-negating
Contemporary Examples of self-negating
But “classy” is pretty much a self-negating term, especially under the circumstances.Christopher Lee and the Feeblest Sex Scandal Ever
February 11, 2011
- 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.