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negate Explained

negate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


negate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] formal [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of negare 'to say no', from neg- 'no, not']//
1 to prevent something from having any effect: --Efforts to expand the tourist industry could be negated by reports that the sea is highly polluted.//
2 to state that something does not exist or is untrue: deny//

negate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "negate":
abate, abnegate, abolish, abrogate, agree to disagree, annihilate,
annul, be at cross-purposes, be contrary to, be unmoved,
be unwilling, beg off, belie, blow sky-high, blow up, break,
break off, bring to naught, bring to nothing, buffer,
call into question, cancel, cancel out, challenge, clash, collide,
come to nothing, conflict, contest, contradict, contravene,
controvert, counter, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck,
cross, decline, decline to accept, deflate, deny, differ,
disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disbelieve, disclaim,
disconfirm, discredit, disprove, dissent, explode, expose,
frustrate, gag on, gainsay, hold out against, impugn, invalidate,
jangle, jar, jostle, misbelieve, mismatch, mismate, negativate,
negative, neutralize, not admit, not believe, not buy, not consent,
not hear of, not swallow, not think of, nullify, object, offset,
oppugn, prove the contrary, puncture, quash, rebut, redress,
refuse, refuse consent, refuse to admit, refuse to credit, reject,
repeal, repudiate, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, revoke,
say nay, say no, shake the head, show up, stand aloof, stultify,
thwart, traverse, turn down, unbelieve, undercut, undo, vary,
vitiate, void, vote nay, vote negatively

negate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Opposite): be contrary, contrast with, oppose, negate, belie, invert, reverse, turn the tables, turn topsy-turvy, turn end for end, turn upside down, turn inside out, contradict, contravene, antagonize.

[V] (Refutation): confute, refute, disprove, parry, negate, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, overthrow.

negate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN] (formal)
1 to stop sth from having any effect
Alcohol negates the effects of the drug.
2 to state that sth does not exist

negate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: {contradict}, {belie}]
2: deny the truth of [syn: {contradict}, {contravene}]
3: prove negative; show to be false [syn: {contradict}] [ant: {confirm}]
4: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her
optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate
the effect of my efforts" [syn: {neutralize}, {neutralise},

negate at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » negatus, past participle of Inter: term » negare||to deny, refuse, decline, reduced from *Inter: term » |nec-aiare (or a similar form), from Inter: term » nec||not, nor + Inter: term » aiere||to say.


* Inter: IPA » /nɪˈɡeɪt/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪt


    Inter: en-verb » negat|ing

  • To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
    1. : The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
    2. To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
    3. : Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
    4. To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
    5. : a pessimism that always negates
    6. Inter: computin » g To perform the NOT operation on.

      Related terms

      * negative

  • negativeness
  • negativism
  • negativity
  • negation

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

  • Italian


    negate {{p}}
  • Inter: feminine of » negato#Adjective|negato



  • second-person plural present tense of negare
    1. second-person plural imperative of negare
    2. feminine plural past participle of negare


      * agente

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    Inter: la-part-form » negāte
  • Inter: inflection of » negātus||voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » negate
    Translation: fr » negate
    Translation: ko » negate
    Translation: io » negate
    Translation: it » negate
    Translation: kn » negate
    Translation: mg » negate
    Translation: my » negate
    Translation: pl » negate
    Translation: sv » negate
    Translation: ta » negate
    Translation: uk » negate
    Translation: vi » negate
    Translation: zh » negate