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

  Contradict \Con`tra*dict\, v. i.
     To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the
     contrary of, something.
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           They . . . spake against those things which were spoken
           by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.  --Acts xiii.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contradict \Con`tra*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contradicted;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Contradicting.] [L. contradictus, p. p. of
     contradicere to speak against; contra + dicere to speak. See
     1. To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take
        issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a
        statement or a speaker; to impugn.
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              Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself,
              And say it is not so.                 --Shak.
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              The future can not contradict the past.
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     2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.]
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              No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker.
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              A greater power than we can contradict
              Hath thwarted our intents.            --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: contradict, belie,
      2: deny the truth of [syn: contradict, negate, contravene]
      3: be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion" [syn:
         oppose, controvert, contradict]
      4: prove negative; show to be false [syn: negate,
         contradict] [ant: affirm, confirm, corroborate,
         substantiate, support, sustain]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  155 Moby Thesaurus words for "contradict":
     abjure, abrogate, agree to disagree, annul, answer,
     answer conclusively, antagonize, argue down, assert the contrary,
     be antipathetic, be at cross-purposes, be contrary to, be inimical,
     be opposed to, beat against, belie, break, break off, brush aside,
     call into question, challenge, chuck, chuck out, clash, collide,
     conflict, conflict with, confound, confute, contemn, contest,
     contrapose, contrast with, contravene, controvert, counter,
     counteract, counterattack, counterbalance, countercheck,
     counterpoise, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, crush,
     decline, defeat, demolish, deny, despise, differ, disaccord,
     disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disavow, discard,
     disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, dispose of, disprove,
     dispute, disregard, dissent, except, exclude, falsify, finish,
     floor, forbid, forswear, gainsay, garble, go against,
     go counter to, ignore, impugn, interfere with, jangle, jar,
     join issue upon, jostle, juxtapose in opposition, lock horns,
     meet head-on, militate against, mismatch, mismate, negate,
     negative, nonplus, not accept, not admit, nullify, object, offset,
     oppose, oppugn, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pass by,
     pass up, play at cross-purposes, push aside, put to silence,
     rebuff, rebut, recant, reduce to silence, refuse, refuse to admit,
     refuse to consider, refute, reject, renounce, repel, repudiate,
     repulse, resist, retract, reverse, revoke, run against,
     run counter to, scout, set off, settle, shove away, shut up,
     silence, smash all opposition, spurn, squash, squelch, subvert,
     swim upstream, take back, take issue with, throw away, throw out,
     traverse, turn away, turn out, undermine, upset, vary, waive,
     work against

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