from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To dispute or argue using reason.
- v. To be involved or engaged in controversy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dispute; oppose by argument; contend against in discussion; deny and attempt to disprove or confute: as, to controvert opinions or principles; to controvert the justness of a conclusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. prove to be false or incorrect
- v. be resistant to
Now there would be a simple way to controvert this point, at least to the extent of showing that the argument that constitutional free expression guarantees were applicable to civil suits was accepted only by some and not by others: Provide some evidence of cases or commentators saying that civil liability was, by virtue of being civil liability, beyond the scope of constitutional protections.
The only way that societies can fight the Jihadist menace succesfully is by proposing their own ideological or religious answers that controvert Jihadism on its own ground.
Instead, he thinks, we should boldly controvert that premise.
The queen of anti-intellectuals has spoken, without even knowing that the recent hacked emails of scientists does nothing to controvert the evidence that global warming is real. tim nyc
Plaintiffs do not seek the intervention of this Court to controvert or supersede the legitimate role of the local Governing Board to make curricular decisions.
To controvert the psychological evidence the Defendant asked for all documents on privately listed Facebook pages of the Plaintiff.
Differences in wealth between siblings don't offer much specific support for the theory but don't seem to controvert it either.
Only then will we controvert ‘scientific’ socialism.
The sovereign people had a right to do whatever they wanted with the proposed plan of government, and “no man, reasoning upon revolution principles, can possibly controvert this right.”
The ruling today will not preserve the open Net; instead, the Commission's half-hearted attempt to maintain relevance will lead to court rulings and other disagreement that will controvert the intentions of Net Neutrality advocates.
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