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These perspectives are partial and do not necessarily contradict one another. The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988)The second striking thing is that many of the cited factors contradict one another. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Presumably this is why the experts are all contradicting one another. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That claim was contradicted by security sources last night. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But data contradicts claims that the backlog is being cleared. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The detainee handlers and the lawyers for detainees often flatly contradict each other. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their recommendations would contradict the previous ones. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He did not realise that this explanation of defeat contradicted his earlier claims that he was destined for victory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These verses seemingly contradict one another. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One person's personal experience can be used to contradict that of another. Christianity Today (2000)It is logically consistent: one part of the theory does not contradict another part. Sociology (1995)In any case, he often contradicts himself. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)He would often contradict himself three times in a 30-minute interview. Times, Sunday Times (2015)True to form, he had contradicted himself between one interview and the other. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By the nature of conspiracy theory, anything that contradicts the theory must be part of the conspiracy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A police spokesman contradicted the claim yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When a patient asked the first question, the doctor might have discounted any information that contradicted his initial theory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sources said the attackers' records would be blighted but the case against them was dropped because they were all so drunk they contradicted one another. The Sun (2011)Marconi, and those working with him, had no theory to contradict the received wisdom. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)That contradicts a claim made by Villas-Boas about the player's wish for a new deal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As lives go, this one contradicts that first big hit of his; it is unusual. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book contains a blizzard of statistics that often contradict each other, leading first one way, then the other. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is my opinion, and I am ready to maintain it against any one who contradicts me. Middlemarch (1872)It is important to know if your results support or contradict your initial theory or hypothesis, or are simply inconclusive; all such findings must be reported. Sociology (1995)
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Translations for 'contradict'
British English: contradict /ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt/ VERB
If you contradict someone, you say or suggest that what they have just said is wrong.
She dared not contradict her.
- American English: contradict
- Arabic: يُنَاقِضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: contradizer
- Chinese: 抵触
- Croatian: proturiječiti
- Czech: odporovat
- Danish: modsige
- Dutch: tegenspreken
- European Spanish: contradecir
- Finnish: väittää vastaan
- French: contredire
- German: widersprechen
- Greek: αντικρούω
- Italian: contraddire
- Japanese: 反駁する
- Korean: 반박하다
- Norwegian: motsi
- Polish: zaprzeczyć
- European Portuguese: contradizer
- Romanian: a contrazice
- Russian: противоречить
- Spanish: contradecir
- Swedish: motsäga
- Thai: ขัดแย้ง
- Turkish: çelişmek
- Ukrainian: суперечити
- Vietnamese: mâu thuẫn
Definition of contradict from the Collins English Dictionary
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