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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Contradict


CONTRADICT, verb transitive [Latin , to speak.]

1. To oppose by words; to assert the contrary to what has been asserted, or to deny what has been affirmed.

It is not lawful to contradict a point of history known to all the world.

The Jews--spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Acts 13:1.

2. To oppose; to be directly contrary to.

No truth can contradict another truth.