contradict

contradict(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to say the opposite of)
a. contradecir
Pablo's father became furious when he contradicted him in front of all their guests.El padre de Pablo se enfureció cuando lo contradijo delante de todos sus invitados.
b. contradecirse con
The record of the company contradicts their stated goal of caring for the environment.El historial de la empresa se contradice con el objetivo que la firma declara de cuidar el medio ambiente.
2. (to prove false)
a. desmentir
The witness was accused of perjury when evidence appeared that contradicted her testimony.La testigo fue acusada de perjurio cuando salieron a la luz pruebas que desmentían su testimonio.
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contradict
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (disagree with)
a. contradecir
2. (deny)
a. desmentir
to contradict oneselfcontradecirse
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contradict [ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt]
transitive verb
(be contrary to) contradecir; (declare to be wrong) desmentir; (argue) replicar; discutir
don't contradict me! ¡no me repliques!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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