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Negate   /nɪgˈeɪt/   Listen

Be in contradiction with.  Synonyms: belie, contradict.
Deny the truth of.  Synonyms: contradict, contravene.
Prove negative; show to be false.  Synonym: contradict.
Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of.  Synonyms: neutralise, neutralize, nullify.  "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"

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"Negate" Quotes from Famous Books

... direct it to the actualities of the pupils' experience. Even the topics should not be followed literally in every case, but should be diversified to meet the needs and opportunities of the occasion. But to "omit" such studies as suggested by the topics is to negate the ...
— Community Civics and Rural Life • Arthur W. Dunn

... in our modern societies are so placed as to be absolutely compelled to go through life not merely childless, but without sex relationship in any form whatever; while another mighty army of women is reduced by the dislocations of our civilisation to accepting sexual relationships which practically negate child-bearing, and whose only product is physical ...
— Woman and Labour • Olive Schreiner

... us exist, and things that for us do not exist, is an Irish bull in philosophy," said Heine. To speak of reality as unknowable, or to speak of anything as unknowable, is to utter a direct self-contradiction; it is to negate in the predicate what is asserted in the subject. It is a still more strange perversion to erect this knowable emptiness into a criterion of knowledge, and to call the latter phenomenal ...
— Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher • Henry Jones

... situation requires? If this really be a moral universe; if by my acts I be a factor of its destinies; if to believe where I may doubt be itself a moral act {109} analogous to voting for a side not yet sure to win,—by what right shall they close in upon me and steadily negate the deepest conceivable function of my being by their preposterous command that I shall stir neither hand nor foot, but remain balancing myself in eternal and insoluble doubt? Why, doubt itself is a decision of the widest practical reach, if only because we may miss by doubting ...
— The Will to Believe - and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy • William James

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