Acknowledge and Contradict


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Acknowledge verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: finally had to acknowledge that she'd outgrown her favorite jacket

Contradict is an antonym for acknowledge in topics: admit, verbally recognize authority, admit truth or reality of something, verbally recognize receipt of something.
Nearby Words: acknowledgment, acknowledgement, acknowledging
Antonyms for Acknowledge


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Contradict verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: his account contradicted the story that they had gotten earlier

Acknowledge is an antonym for contradict.
Nearby Words: contradictory, contradiction, contradictor, contradicting
Antonyms for Contradict
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Common collocations

word acknowledge word contradict word
point acknowledge point contradict point
nature acknowledge nature contradict nature
show acknowledge show contradict show
Other nouns: continuity, fact, game, events, mistakes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Franchise / The Witcher While the newest novel didn't directly contradict the games, Andrzej Sapkowski has stated that potential future novels won't make references to or acknowledge the plot of the video games.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity This goes a long way to explain the Insane Troll Logic that it uses, as well as its absolute refusal to see and acknowledge evidence that contradict its world (galactic?) view.
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