Synonyms of 'contradict'
We knew she was wrong, but nobody liked to contradict her.
His comments contradict remarks he made earlier that day.
The 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.
This deportation order contravenes basic human rights.
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If one thing belies another, it proves that the other thing is not true or genuine.
The facts of the situation belie his testimony.
If you challenge ideas or people, you question their truth, value, or authority.
The move was immediately challenged by the opposition.
Thesaurus for contradict from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you contradict someone, you say that what they have just said is wrong , or suggest that it is wrong by saying something different.