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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

... Oman consists of an upper chamber or Majlis ad-Dawla (41 seats; members appointed by the monarch; has advisory powers only) and a lower chamber or Majlis ash-Shura (82 seats; members elected by limited suffrage, however, the monarch makes final selections and can negate election results; body has some limited power to propose legislation, but otherwise has only advisory powers) elections: last held NA October 1997 (next to be held NA October ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... does not appear in our example, but corresponds to the preliminary tone at the beginning); and three beats are represented by rests, which cancel the resonance of the melody-tone g, but do not actually negate the effect of the cadence-chord. In consequence of these two reductions, the time-value of the cadence-tone is diminished to two beats, and the whole cadence assumes a lighter, less obstinate and stagnant character. Of ...
— Lessons in Music Form - A Manual of Analysis of All the Structural Factors and - Designs Employed in Musical Composition • Percy Goetschius

Words linked to "Negate" :   confute, deviate, negation, negative, prove, vary, invalidate, disagree, deny, logic, weaken, diverge, system of logic, nullify, demonstrate, take issue, establish, logical system, dissent, disprove, differ, show, shew, depart, affirm

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