Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of negative.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This petition was endorsed "negatived" in the handwriting of the secretary.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 1, October, 1884

  • Besides, the paramount question of grub negatived such a procedure.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • Ibid., 1336: The motion was “negatived without a return of the house.”

    Ratification

  • Ibid., 1336: The motion was “negatived without a return of the house.”

    Ratification

  • Ibid., 1336: The motion was “negatived without a return of the house.”

    Ratification

  • It's generally not responsive, and turns either the political or issue debate that might otherwise happen on this notably high-quality site into a contest of who's more snarky, and what does one person have to type to personally feel like they've one-upped or out-negatived the person they disagree with.

    Thirty-Two Ambassadors Praise Hillary's Foreign Policy Experience -- As First Lady

  • In addition, any word — this again applied in principle to every word in the language — could be negatived by adding the affix UN -, or could be strengthened by the affix PLUS -, or, for still greater emphasis,

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • In addition, any word — this again applied in principle to every word in the language — could be negatived by adding the affix UN -, or could be strengthened by the affix PLUS -, or, for still greater emphasis,

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Mistress Affery negatived each with a shake of her head.

    Little Dorrit

  • But Hegel has shown that the absolute and infinite are no more true than the relative and finite, and that they must alike be negatived before we arrive at a true absolute or a true infinite.

    The Sophist

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