V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. show to be false; 2. to cause to be invalid; 3. to cause something to have no effect

Synonyms: deny, invalidate, retract, revoke, disprove, annul, nullify, neutralize, cancel, repeal

Antonyms: validate, affirm, attest, prove

Tips: Negate is derived from the Latin negatus, past participle of negare, "to say no." In an argument, you may want to negate, or prove invalid, your partner's opposing viewpoint.

Usage Examples:

She negated the trust he had acquired in her by telling a blatant lie. (invalidated)

The astronomical gas prices will negate wage increases for many people. (neutralize)

Writing that scathing letter would surely negate all my efforts to settle our differences. (cancel, invalidate)

Her actions negated her statements and proved her to be a hypocrite. (disproved, invalidated)

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