negate


negate
I verb abnegate, abolish, abort, abrogate, annihilate, annul, cancel, confound, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, countermand, counterpoise, declare invalid, declare null and void, defeat, demur, deny, deprive of force, destroy, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, discontinue, discredit, disprove, dispute, disregard, explain away, falsify, impugn, invalidate, negative, neutralize, nullify, object, obliterate, offset, oppose, override, overrule, overthrow, prohibit, protest, prove the contrary, quash, rebut, recant, refute, render null and void, renounce, repeal, repudiate, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, rule out, set aside, suppress, suspend, traverse, vacate, veto II index abolish, abrogate (annul), adeem, annul, cancel, challenge, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, countercharge, countervail, demonstrate (protest), deny (contradict), disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove (reject), disavow, disobey, disown (deny the validity), disprove, dissent (withhold assent), fight (counteract), gainsay, impugn, neutralize, nullify, oppose, prohibit, protest, rebut, recant, refute, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, vacate (void), vitiate

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  • negate — (v.) 1795 (with an isolated use from 1620s), back formation from NEGATION (Cf. negation), or else from L. negatus, pp. of negare. Related: Negated; negates; negating …   Etymology dictionary

  • negate — *nullify, annul, abrogate, invalidate Analogous words: negative, *neutralize, counteract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • negate — [v] contradict, countermand abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, belie, blackball*, break with*, cancel, cancel out, controvert, countercheck, cross*, deny, ding*, disaffirm, disallow, disprove, dump*, fly in the face of*, frustrate,… …   New thesaurus

  • negate — ► VERB 1) make ineffective; nullify. 2) deny the existence of. 3) Grammar make (a clause, sentence, etc.) negative in meaning. ORIGIN Latin negare deny …   English terms dictionary

  • negate — [ni gāt′] vt. negated, negating [< L negatus: see NEGATION] 1. to deny the existence or truth of 2. to make ineffective negator n. negater …   English World dictionary

  • negate — UK [nɪˈɡeɪt] / US [nəˈɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms negate : present tense I/you/we/they negate he/she/it negates present participle negating past tense negated past participle negated formal to make something have no effect …   English dictionary

  • negate — transitive verb (negated; negating) Etymology: Latin negatus, past participle of negare to say no, deny, from neg no, not (akin to ne not) more at no Date: circa 1623 1. to deny the existence or truth of 2. to cause to be ineffective or invalid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • negate — negator, negater, n. /ni gayt , neg ayt/, v., negated, negating. v.t. 1. to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of: an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences. 2. to nullify or cause to be ineffective: Progress on the study …   Universalium

  • negate — verb /nɪˈɡeɪt/ a) To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict. The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences. b) To nullify or cause to be ineffective. Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds …   Wiktionary

  • negate — verb Negate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑effect …   Collocations dictionary


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