controvert


controvert
I verb abjure, abnegate, abrogate, answer, answer conclusively, argue, argue the case, argue the point, attack, confute, contend against in discussion, contest, contradict, contradict absolutely, contravene, counter, debate, defeat, deny, disaffirm, disagree with, disallow, disavow, disclaim, discuss, dismiss, disprove, dispute, give denial to, make a rejoinder, negate, oppose, overwhelm, rebuff, rebut, refellere, refutare, refute, repudiate associated concepts: controverted question of fact, controverting plea II index answer (reply), answer (respond legally), argue, bicker, challenge, collide (clash), conflict, confront (oppose), contest, contradict, cross (disagree with), debate, demonstrate (protest), demur, deny (contradict), disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove (reject), disown (deny the validity), disprove, dispute (contest), dispute (debate), gainsay, impugn, negate, object, oppose, oppugn, rebut, refute, reject

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


controvert
To contest, deny, or take issue with.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


controvert
To contest, deny, or take issue with.

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  • Controvert — Con tro*vert, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Controverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Controverting}.] [See {Controversy}.] To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • controvert — (v.) c.1600, probably a back formation from CONTROVERSY (Cf. controversy). Related: Controverted; controverting …   Etymology dictionary

  • controvert — vb rebut, refute, *disprove, confute Analogous words: contravene, traverse, impugn, *deny, gainsay: oppose, combat, fight (see RESIST): dispute, debate, agitate, argue, *discuss Antonyms: assert Contrasted words: defend, justify, *maintain …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • controvert — [v] oppose, argue break, challenge, confound, confute, contest, contradict, counter, debate, deny, disconfirm, discuss, disprove, dispute, oppugn, question, rebut, refute, wrangle; concepts 21,46 Ant. agree, forbear, harmonize, make peace,… …   New thesaurus

  • controvert — [kän′trə vʉrt΄, kän΄trə vʉrt′] vt. [back form. < CONTROVERSY, modeled on words ending in vert (e.g., DIVERT, REVERT)] 1. to argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute 2. to argue about; debate; discuss SYN. DISPROVE controvertible adj …   English World dictionary

  • controvert — verb Etymology: controversy Date: 1584 transitive verb to dispute or oppose by reasoning < controvert a point in a discussion > intransitive verb to engage in controversy • controverter noun • controvertible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • controvert — /ˈkɒntrəvɜt/ (say kontruhvert), /kɒntrəˈvɜt/ (say kontruh vert) verb (t) 1. to contend against in discussion; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to contend about in discussion; debate; discuss. {Latin contrōvert(ere) to turn against} –controverter, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • controvert — controverter, controvertist, n. controvertible, adj. controvertibly, adv. /kon treuh verrt , kon treuh verrt /, v.t. 1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to argue about; debate; discuss. [1600 10; alter. of earlier controverse ( < L… …   Universalium

  • controvert — verb a) To dispute or argue using reason. b) To be involved or engaged in controversy. See Also: controversial, controversialist, controversy, controverter, controverti …   Wiktionary

  • controvert — Synonyms and related words: abjure, air, analyze, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, assert the contrary, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, be opposed to, belie, break, call into question, canvass, challenge, clash, comment upon,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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