controvert

[ kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt ]
/ ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt /
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verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. controversal,
  2. controversary,
  3. controverse,
  4. controversial,
  5. controversy,
  6. contucci, andrea,
  7. contumacious,
  8. contumacy,
  9. contumelious,
  10. contumely

Origin of controvert

1600–10; alteration of earlier controverse (< Latin contrōversus; see controversy) with -vert from advert1, convert1, etc.

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Can be confusedcontravene controvert

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British Dictionary definitions for uncontroverted

controvert

/ (ˈkɒntrəˌvɜːt, ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːt) /

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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