Synonyms of 'contradict'
(of a fact or statement) to suggest that (another fact or statement) is wrongWe knew she was wrong, but nobody liked to contradict her.His comments contradict remarks he made earlier that day.
to declare the opposite of (a statement) to be trueThe result appears to contradict a major study carried out last December.
I can neither negate nor affirm this claim.
She denied the accusations.
Mr Taylor was bitter towards those who had opposed him.
contravene, , ,
This deportation order contravenes basic human rights.
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in the sense of belie
to show to be untrue
The facts of the situation belie his testimony.
in the sense of challenge
to call (a decision or action) into question
The move was immediately challenged by the opposition.
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