transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (assert the opposite of) [statement/words/person] contradecir* how dare you contradict me? ¿cómo te atreves a contradecirme? she contradicts everything I say me contradice en todo lo que digo he's always contradicting himself siempre está contradiciéndoseMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (be inconsistent with) [principles/spirit] contradecirse* con their actions contradict their professed intentions sus acciones se contradicen or no son consecuentes con sus intenciones
- That appeared to contradict a statement by the police yesterday morning which flatly denied having offered any compensation to the family.
- However, a healthy body of evidence would appear to contradict my assertion.
- Having other writers to talk to and engage with helps; and if this appears to contradict the statement before, that can't be helped.
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- I like to oppose and contradict people for the fun of it.
- I could not disagree with him or contradict him without him taking it as a personal attack.
- Even where the facts are there to contradict him, his personal belief is privileged over external evidence.
- The teachers and certain people in the administration are extremely closed-minded to any ideas that conflict or contradict their own.
- These figures, which document an out-of-control war on drugs in the city, contradict the rhetoric we are hearing from all quarters.
- He pointed out, however, that the introduction of minimum buyout prices of grain, as the producers want, is not possible, because it contradicts the market logic.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- contradecir* their stories contradict (each other) sus historias se contradicen
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