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contradict

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Definition disagree
in various senses, including:
  • to say something is not true — as in "She contradicted his testimony."
  • to say something else is true when both can't be true — as in "I don't believe her. She contradicted herself as she told us what happened."
  • to be in conflict with — as in "Her assertions contradict accepted scientific principles."
  • Does the sentence contradict the main claim of the essay?
contradict = disagree with
  • Does the sentence contradict what is said in the previous paragraph?
  • contradict = disagree with
  • She makes nice speeches, but her actions contradict her words.
  • contradict = are in conflict with
  • She said, "This is a fine mess," which sounds like a contradiction to me.
  • contradiction = something that disagrees with itself
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Forgive me, Kitty, they don't call me a bundle of contradictions for nothing!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • contradictions = things that disagree with themselves
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • He can swear the body's been dead at least an hour and who's to contradict him?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • contradict = disagree with
  • The man who had contradicted him had no titles.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • contradicted = disagreed
  • He snatched his knife out of the sheath and slammed it into a tree trunk. "Next time there would be no mercy." He looked round fiercely, daring them to contradict.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • contradict = voice disagreement
  • It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • contradicted = disagreed with
  • It held a branch of fresh green holly in its hand; and, in singular contradiction of that wintry emblem, had its dress trimmed with summer flowers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • contradiction = something that seems inconsistent with something else (sending a different signal)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Now she was waiting to be contradicted.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • contradicted = disagreed with
  • You people seem not to comprehend that a minister is the Lord's man in the parish; a minister is not to be so lightly crossed and contradicted
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • contradicted = disagreed with
  • Phineas had soaked and brushed his hair for the occasion. This gave his head a sleek look, which was contradicted by the surprised, honest expression which he wore on his face.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • contradicted = in conflict with
  •   "It isn't any use to the Kaiser either. He has everything he can want already."
      "I'm not so sure about that," contradicts Kat, "he has not had a war up till now. And every full-grown emperor requires at least one war, otherwise he would not become famous."
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • contradicts = disagrees
  • You mustn't contradict her.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • contradict = disagree with
  • THE CONTRADICTORY POLITICS OF ALEX STEINER
    Point One: He was a member of the Nazi Party, but he did not hate the Jews, or anyone else for that matter.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • contradictory = conflicting (seeming inconsistent)
  • The YOUNGER living room would be a comfortable and well-ordered room if it were not for a number of indestructible contradictions to this state of being. ... the furnishings of this room were actually selected with care and love and even hope—and brought to this apartment and arranged with taste and pride. That was a long time ago. ... Weariness has, in fact, won in this room.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • contradictions = things that disagree with themselves
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • "A bundle of contradictions" was the end of my previous letter and is the beginning of this one.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • contradictions = things that disagree with themselves
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Then I talk back and start contradicting everyone until the old familiar Anne refrain inevitably crops up again: "No one understands me!"
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • contradicting = disagreeing with
  • From my earliest youth I realized that my nature was a mass of contradictions.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
contradictions = things that disagree with themselves
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)

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