Definition for CON-TRA-DICT'

CON-TRA-DICT', v.t. [L. contradico; contra and dico, to speak.]

  1. To oppose by words; to assert the contrary to what has been asserted, or to deny what has heen affirmed. It is not lawful to contradict a point of history known to all the world. – Dryden. The Jews … spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. – Acts xiii.
  2. To oppose; to be directly contrary to. No truth can contradict another truth. Hooker.

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