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Contradict vs. Contrast

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  • Contradict (verb)

    To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).

    "His testimony contradicts hers."

  • Contradict (verb)

    To deny the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).

    "Everything he says contradicts me."

  • Contradict (verb)

    To be contrary to (something).

  • Contradict (verb)

    To give an order contrary to (another order or wish), oppose (something).

  • Contradict (verb)

    To give an order contrary to one given by (another person), oppose or resist (someone).

  • Contradict (verb)

    To speak against; to forbid.

  • Contrast (noun)

    A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.

  • Contrast (noun)

    The degree of this difference.

    "The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them — I can hardly tell them apart."

  • Contrast (noun)

    A difference between two objects, people or concepts.

    "Israel is a country of many contrasts."

  • Contrast (noun)

    Antithesis.

  • Contrast (verb)

    To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.

  • Contrast (verb)

    To form a contrast.

    "Foreground and background strongly contrast."

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Contradict

    To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.

  • Contradict

    To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.

  • Contradict (verb)

    To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.

  • Contrast (verb)

    To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.

  • Contrast

    To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.

  • Contrast

    To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.

  • Contrast (noun)

    The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.

  • Contrast (noun)

    Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.

  • Contrast (noun)

    The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.

Webster Dictionary
  • Contradict (verb)

    be in contradiction with

  • Contradict (verb)

    deny the truth of

  • Contradict (verb)

    be resistant to;

    "The board opposed his motion"

  • Contradict (verb)

    prove negative; show to be false

  • Contrast (noun)

    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared;

    "in contrast to"

    "by contrast"

  • Contrast (noun)

    the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

  • Contrast (noun)

    a conceptual separation or demarcation;

    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

  • Contrast (noun)

    the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

  • Contrast (noun)

    the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)

  • Contrast (verb)

    put in opposition to show or emphasize differences;

    "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

  • Contrast (verb)

    to show differences when compared; be different;

    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"

Princeton's WordNet

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