[ kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt ]
/ ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt /

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.

SYNONYMS FOR controvert

Related forms

Can be confused

contravene controvert Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uncontroverted

British Dictionary definitions for uncontroverted


/ (ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt, ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt) /

verb (tr)

to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
to argue or wrangle about

Derived Forms

controverter, nouncontrovertible, adjectivecontrovertibly, adverb

Word Origin for controvert

C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012