One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this statement was contradicted by the foreign minister’
deny, refute, rebut, dispute, counter
say the opposite of
rare controvert, confute, negative
confirm, verify, agree with
2‘nobody dared to contradict him’
challenge, oppose, argue against, go against, be at variance with
formal gainsay, impugn
3‘this research contradicts computer models which predict a warmer, wetter world’
conflict with, be at odds with, be at variance with, disagree with, be inconsistent with, clash with, run counter to, give the lie to, belie
informal fly in the face of, make a nonsense of, shoot full of holes, drive a coach and horses through
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