controvert [ kon-truh-vurt, kon-truh-vurt ]
verb (used with object)
1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
2. to argue about; debate; discuss.
OTHER WORDS FROM CONTROVERT
con·tro·vert·er, con·tro·vert·ist, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH CONTROVERT
WORDS RELATED TO CONTROVERT
confound, deny, refute, oppugn, contradict, challenge, counter, question, wrangle, break, confute, disprove, contest, debate, rebut, discuss, dispute, disconfirm
SYNONYMS FOR CONTROVERT
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1. refute, rebut.
Origin: 1600–10; alteration of earlier controverse (< Latin contrōversus; see controversy) with -vert from advert, convert, etc.
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