Contradict and Refuse


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Contradict verb – To make an assertion that is contrary to one made by (another).
Refuse and contradict are semantically related in disagree topic. In some cases you can use "Refuse" instead a verb "Contradict".
Nearby Words: contradictory, contradiction, contradictor, contradicting
Synonyms for Contradict


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Refuse verb – To show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to.
Usage example: she refused the award, citing the hard work of others who deserved the recognition more than she did

Contradict and refuse are semantically related in disagree topic. Sometimes you can use "Contradict" instead a verb "Refuse".
Nearby Words: refused, refusal, refusing, refuser
Synonyms for Refuse

Common collocations

people contradict people refuse people
idea contradict idea refuse idea
orders contradict orders refuse orders

Both words in one sentence

  • So the real moral seems to be "Always tell men exactly what they want to hear, because if you refuse them or contradict them, they will hurt you."
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