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 {Diction}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, And say it is not so. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The future can not contradict the past. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

No truth can contradict another truth. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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