controvert

  • 1 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,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 controvert — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. deny, contradict, contravene, traverse (legal), impugn, refute, confute, oppose, argue against, dispute, counter, debate. See negation. Ant., confirm, support. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To argue… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 controvert — con·tro·vert || kÉ’ntrÉ™vɜːt v. oppose, dispute, refute, counter …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 controvert — verb deny the truth of. Derivatives controvertible adjective Origin C16: from L. controversus (see controversy) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 controvert — v. a. Dispute, contest, debate, argue, canvass, contend against, call in question …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 controvert — v 1. dispute, altercate, wrangle, cross verbal swords; deny, gainsay, disaffirm, impugn; op pose, differ, traverse; argue against, challenge, contradict, protest, refute, rebut, counter. 2. debate, discuss, canvass; consider, examine, review,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 controvert — con·tro·vert …

    English syllables

  • 18 controvert — con•tro•vert [[t]ˈkɒn trəˌvɜrt, ˌkɒn trəˈvɜrt[/t]] v. t. vert•ed, vert•ing 1) to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose 2) to argue about; debate; discuss • Etymology: 1600–10; alter. of earlier controverse (< L contrōversus; see controversy)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 controvert —   v.t. dispute; doubt.    ♦ controversial, a. about which there is dispute.    ♦ controversialist, n. disputer.    ♦ controversy, n. dispute …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 20 controvert — To dispute; to deny; to oppose or contest; to take issue on …

    Black's law dictionary