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Pronunciation:  'kântru`vurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prove to be false or incorrect
  2. [v]  be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion."

CONTROVERT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: contradict, oppose, rebut, refute
 See Also: blackball, confute, disprove, dissent, negative, protest, rebut, refute, resist, veto



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      Some controverted points had decided according to the
      sense of the best jurists.               --Macaulay.

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