Meaning of contradict

con•tra•dict

Pronunciation: (kon"tru-dikt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.
  2. to speak contrary to the assertions of: to contradict oneself.
  3. (of an action or event) to imply a denial of: His way of life contradicts his stated principles.
  4. to speak or declare against; oppose.
—v.i.
  1. to utter a contrary statement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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