controvert (controverts, present participle controverting; past and past participle controverted)

  1. (transitive) To dispute, to argue about (something). [from 16th c.]
  2. (transitive) To argue against (something or someone); to contradict, to deny. [from 16th c.]
    • 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Penguin 2004, p. 234:
      [T]hat women from their education and the present state of civilized life, are in the same condition, cannot, I think, be controverted.
  3. (intransitive) To be involved or engaged in controversy; to argue. [from 17th c.]
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: спорить

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