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Synonyms for controvert

to refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of

Synonyms for controvert

prove to be false or incorrect


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In the opening chapter of this collection, researchers at the National Cancer Institute discuss the clinical applications, side effects, and overall effects of androgen-deprivation therapy, clinical studies that support or controvert its use in selected patient populations and stages of prostate cancer, and the biology of castrate-resistant prostate cancer and novel approaches to its treatment.
Murray involved a total controvert in a proceeding before a judge of compensation claims in which the claimant prevailed, whereas the bulk of workers' compensation cases settle.
Controvert, or, On the lie; and other philosophical dialogues.
Palestinian and like minded Arab intellectuals today have to work real hard to controvert even the claims of the early Zionists, including Herzl, the Hebrew poet Chaim Bialik and the novelist Joseph Berditchewski, just to name few, that there were no people living in Palestine.
Further, the IRS contends that the district court correctly determined that the evidence in the record, particularly regarding the timing of the memos' creation, suggested that they were not created in anticipation of litigation and that this evidence was sufficient to controvert the "after-the-fact, self-serving statements of Yum personnel involved in planning and executing the transaction.
Now, Jenni could find herself following in their footsteps in the film of controvert sial Scots authorj Irvine Welsh's novel, Ecstasy.
If fellow physicians "run for cover" and make a defendant's role in the case bigger than it really was, the defendant has nothing other than his word to controvert this testimony and back up his position that his role was limited.
You can't suddenly decide to controvert the public's request - it's a violation of our vote.
In lecture Six of The Varieties of Religious Experience, "The Sick Soul," William James quotes Robert Louis Stevenson: "There is indeed one element in human destiny that not blindness itself can controvert.
Dixon novels which advocated full segregation to the extent of African colonization, Griffith's film caused a nationwide explosion over race, alerting white film makers to the danger of overt racism in their films, and galvanizing African Americans to produce films of their own to directly controvert Griffith.
but, to my mind, his data actually controvert the notion that the modern presidency has continued in the 1990s to expand its institutional base.
Everywhere marginal individuals could use it to controvert authority.
The significant drop in claim rates and costs under deductible policies revealed in this study could be coming from three somewhat interrelated sources: (1) the moral hazard under full-coverage insurance, which may induce employers not to put maximum effort into cost containment because the risk is being borne by the insurance carrier; (2) the additional effort of employers with deductible policies to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injury claims; and (3) the moral hazard under deductible policies that provides an incentive for employers to controvert legitimate workers' compensation claims in an effort to contain costs.
In 1758, the House of Lords rejected a bill that would have both extended the procedural protections of the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 to noncriminal cases and allowed prisoners to controvert the truth of the facts stated in returns in noncriminal cases.
Such monitoring is one of the most effective early warning systems for learning what is occurring and, as a result, is the springboard for initiating early action to controvert anything of a harmful nature.