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 for Gainsay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gainsay \Gain`say"\ (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Gainsaid (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.] [OE.
     geinseien, ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.]
     To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
     [1913 Webster]
           I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your
           adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
                                                    --Luke xxi.
     [1913 Webster]
           The just gods gainsay
           That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother,
           My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword
           Be drained.                              --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: take exception to; "She challenged his claims" [syn:
           challenge, dispute, gainsay]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "gainsay":
     abjure, assert the contrary, be contrary to, belie,
     call into question, challenge, combat, contest, contradict,
     contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deny, disaffirm, disallow,
     disavow, disclaim, disown, disprove, dispute, fight, forswear,
     impugn, join issue upon, negate, negative, not accept, not admit,
     nullify, oppose, oppugn, rebut, recant, refuse to admit, refute,
     reject, renounce, repudiate, resist, retract, revoke, take back,
     take issue with, traverse, withstand

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