A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to contravene)
a. to contradict
Sé que quieres ir, pero no puedo contradecir la decisión de tu papá.I know you want to go there, but I cannot contradict you father's decision.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to disprove oneself)
a. to contradict oneself
Me dijiste que te gustaba Diego, y ahora te contradices diciendo que no.You told me you liked Diego, and now you're contradicting yourself by saying you don't.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
3. (to refute)
a. to contradict each other
La opinión de Carlos y la de Fabio se contradicen.Carlo's and Fabio's opinions contradict each other.
b. to be contradictory
La hipótesis y tus resultados concretos se contradicen.Your hypothesis and your actual results are contradictory.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to contradict
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to contradict oneself
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transitive verb
to contradict
pronominal verb
contradecirse to contradict o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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