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synonyms for controvert

  • break
  • challenge
  • confound
  • confute
  • contest
  • contradict
  • counter
  • debate
  • deny
  • discuss
  • disprove
  • dispute
  • oppugn
  • question
  • rebut
  • refute
  • wrangle
  • disconfirm
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antonyms for controvert

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  • affirm
  • agree
  • allow
  • answer
  • approve
  • concede
  • confirm
  • corroborate
  • endorse
  • give in
  • go along
  • prove
  • verify
  • forbear
  • harmonize
  • make peace
  • restrain
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How to use controvert in a sentence

Karasowski, in his eagerness to controvert Liszt, although not going quite this length, nevertheless overshoots the mark.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
He could not concur, but he would not attempt to controvert: opinion in this case must have even the precedence of justice.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
The statement in this amendment does not controvert the right of revolution.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
That evening Campanini was on hand, ready to controvert the very idea of an American prima donna daring to sing with him.
MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN PRIMA DONNACLARA LOUISE KELLOGG
The doctrine of materialism, adverted to by Mr. Irvine, it is the province of divines to controvert.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
If there be in it any statements or assumptions of fact which I may know to be erroneous, I do not, now and here, controvert them.
A SHORT LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLNJOHN G. NICOLAY
How it mortified me, that worldly wisdom should be able to speak thus, and that I was unable to controvert it!
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRIEDRICH FROEBELFRIEDRICH FROEBEL
This is not simply a maxim of political economy; it is a distinct physical fact, which no ingenuity can controvert.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 68, NO. 417, JULY, 1850VARIOUS
There are commands at the point of this pen, which the proudest statesmanship dares not controvert.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 58, NUMBER 358, AUGUST 1845VARIOUS
This is not the place in which to controvert this or any other opinion.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE INSECTS NOXIOUS TO AGRICULTURE AND PLANTS IN NEW ZEALANDW. M. MASKELL
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTROVERT

  • appeal
  • assert
  • attest
  • claim
  • contend
  • controvert
  • defend
  • demonstrate
  • denote
  • display
  • elucidate
  • establish
  • evince
  • exhibit
  • explain
  • hold
  • imply
  • indicate
  • justify
  • maintain
  • manifest
  • persuade
  • plead
  • present
  • prevail upon
  • reason
  • show
  • suggest
  • talk into
  • testify
  • vindicate
  • warrant
  • witness
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