Translation of contradict in Spanish:


contradecir, v.

Pronunciation /ˌkɑntrəˈdɪkt/ /kɒntrəˈdɪkt/

Definition of contradecir in Spanish

transitive verb

  • 1

    (assert the opposite of)
    (statement/words/person) contradecir
    how dare you contradict me? ¿cómo te atreves a contradecirme?
    • she contradicts everything I say me contradice en todo lo que digo
    • he's always contradicting himself siempre está contradiciéndose
    • That appeared to contradict a statement by the police yesterday morning which flatly denied having offered any compensation to the family.
    • However, a healthy body of evidence would appear to contradict my assertion.
    • Having other writers to talk to and engage with helps; and if this appears to contradict the statement before, that can't be helped.
    • However, when then asked questions about the specific disputes they had recently attended their replies almost invariably contradicted their initial response.
    • What is relevant is to consider, does this statement tend to challenge or contradict the testimony of the witness?
    • This directly contradicts Robinson's assertion that policing costs would decline after such a move.
    • But that of course directly contradicted Kerik's own statements.
    • It also contradicts praise from the deputy prime minister's office about our excellent work in neighbourhood renewal.
    • But even more importantly, this answer contradicts their previous answers.
    • This contradicts most common criticisms of romanticised portrayals of smoking in contemporary films.
    • This contradicts the council's assertion that just 19 Swindon women had used the unit in the past two years.
    • But that preposterous assertion is contradicted by much evidence.
    • I was appalled by his sheer lack of professional introspection in the face of substantial evidence that contradicted his assertions.
    • This has become particularly necessary with the increasing number of observations that contradict the theory's predictions.
    • Recent events in the eponymous capital, however, contradict this declaration of openness and tolerance.
    • The entry in question, therefore, is not evidence which contradicts his assertion, and the Crown does not suggest otherwise.
    • The Minister's own officials released an email that contradicts his answers to parliamentary questions.
    • That flatly contradicts the Opposition leader's version of events.
    • I like to oppose and contradict people for the fun of it.
    • I could not disagree with him or contradict him without him taking it as a personal attack.
    • Even where the facts are there to contradict him, his personal belief is privileged over external evidence.
    • Since nobody contradicts you (and the goldfish doesn't care) you easily convince yourself that you are ‘on the right lines’.
    • The fact that one witness contradicts another witness is just a matter of getting to the facts.
    • The guys make my day by saying (and contradicting the lady I spoke to on the phone in the process) they can move the filing cabinet without all the files being removed from it.
    • He said on Thursday that he had been deluged with messages from his constituents contradicting him.
    • And then the programme totally contradicted him by showing a computer animation in which they illustrated how the structure might have been covered in a mound of earth, as some kind of barrow.
    • His story began to collapse as other witnesses contradicted him.
    • Without going into all the nitty-gritty details, Rice gave her loose denial when there was very little in the public record to contradict her.
    • No one fell over themselves to contradict him either.
    • None of these officials has dared to contradict Carter on this.
    • As a child I would never have dared to contradict my parents.
    • That wasn't true, but I didn't contradict her because I knew that would just make things worse.
    • I hesitated to contradict him, but I believed he was missing the point.
    • Now no one will speak candidly about him or take him on or contradict him.
    • No one will dare contradict you or insinuate that you've taken your ideas from others!
    • He said it uninhibited by any fear that someone might laugh at or contradict him.
    • Some sought to contradict him, while others tried, unsuccessfully, to ignore his prying.
    • Having said this, lots of people have other experiences which might contradict me here.
  • 2

    (be inconsistent with)
    (principles/spirit) contradecirse con
    their actions contradict their professed intentions sus acciones se contradicen / no son consecuentes con sus intenciones
    • The teachers and certain people in the administration are extremely closed-minded to any ideas that conflict or contradict their own.
    • These figures, which document an out-of-control war on drugs in the city, contradict the rhetoric we are hearing from all quarters.
    • He pointed out, however, that the introduction of minimum buyout prices of grain, as the producers want, is not possible, because it contradicts the market logic.
    • The main argument against allowing such a defence is that it contradicts the temporal logic of the law.
    • If you can reason from self-evident propositions and not contradict the laws of logic as you reason, anything you deduce can only be true.
    • But I can't see how imagination would in any way contradict logic.
    • However, this week the high court contradicts history, logic and law in denying our inalienable right to acknowledge God.
    • Expectations that contradict actual experience cause stress for survivors and potential conflicts with family, work, and the medical team.
    • I intend to show that Behe's assertion contradicts logic.
    • This clearly contradicted previous concerns about competition and conflict with the works of art.
    • Shortly thereafter, completely contradicting this advice, the ship's captain indicated that he would enter Australian territorial waters and approach Christmas Island.
    • That doesn't mean she needs to contradict her own personality by, in turn, copying me.
    • Clearly their behavior in the past eight years blatantly contradicts these principles and makes a mockery of their promises.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    their stories contradict (each other) sus historias se contradicen