In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(assert the opposite of)(words/statement/person) contradecirhow 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
- 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.
- 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.
- I hesitated to contradict him, but I believed he was missing the point.
- It also contradicts praise from the deputy prime minister's office about our excellent work in neighbourhood renewal.
- Having other writers to talk to and engage with helps; and if this appears to contradict the statement before, that can't be helped.
- The Minister's own officials released an email that contradicts his answers to parliamentary questions.
- This has become particularly necessary with the increasing number of observations that contradict the theory's predictions.
- Some sought to contradict him, while others tried, unsuccessfully, to ignore his prying.
- This contradicts most common criticisms of romanticised portrayals of smoking in contemporary films.
- I like to oppose and contradict people for the fun of it.
- 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.
- As a child I would never have dared to contradict my parents.
- I was appalled by his sheer lack of professional introspection in the face of substantial evidence that contradicted his assertions.
- His story began to collapse as other witnesses contradicted him.
- This contradicts the council's assertion that just 19 Swindon women had used the unit in the past two years.
- Now no one will speak candidly about him or take him on or contradict him.
- However, when then asked questions about the specific disputes they had recently attended their replies almost invariably contradicted their initial response.
- However, a healthy body of evidence would appear to contradict my assertion.
- 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.
- He said it uninhibited by any fear that someone might laugh at or contradict him.
- But that preposterous assertion is contradicted by much evidence.
- None of these officials has dared to contradict Carter on this.
- That flatly contradicts the Opposition leader's version of events.
- I could not disagree with him or contradict him without him taking it as a personal attack.
- That wasn't true, but I didn't contradict her because I knew that would just make things worse.
- Since nobody contradicts you (and the goldfish doesn't care) you easily convince yourself that you are ‘on the right lines’.
- That appeared to contradict a statement by the police yesterday morning which flatly denied having offered any compensation to the family.
- But even more importantly, this answer contradicts their previous answers.
- Even where the facts are there to contradict him, his personal belief is privileged over external evidence.
- The entry in question, therefore, is not evidence which contradicts his assertion, and the Crown does not suggest otherwise.
- No one fell over themselves to contradict him either.
- Recent events in the eponymous capital, however, contradict this declaration of openness and tolerance.
- Having said this, lots of people have other experiences which might contradict me here.
- No one will dare contradict you or insinuate that you've taken your ideas from others!
2(be inconsistent with)(spirit/principles) contradecirse contheir actions contradict their professed intentions — sus acciones se contradicen / no son consecuentes con sus intenciones
- These figures, which document an out-of-control war on drugs in the city, contradict the rhetoric we are hearing from all quarters.
- Clearly their behavior in the past eight years blatantly contradicts these principles and makes a mockery of their promises.
- However, this week the high court contradicts history, logic and law in denying our inalienable right to acknowledge God.
- I intend to show that Behe's assertion contradicts logic.
- 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.
- Shortly thereafter, completely contradicting this advice, the ship's captain indicated that he would enter Australian territorial waters and approach Christmas Island.
- The teachers and certain people in the administration are extremely closed-minded to any ideas that conflict or contradict their own.
- But I can't see how imagination would in any way contradict logic.
- This clearly contradicted previous concerns about competition and conflict with the works of art.
- 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.
- Expectations that contradict actual experience cause stress for survivors and potential conflicts with family, work, and the medical team.
- That doesn't mean she needs to contradict her own personality by, in turn, copying me.
- The main argument against allowing such a defence is that it contradicts the temporal logic of the law.
1contradecirtheir stories contradict (each other) — sus historias se contradicen
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