Negate is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand negate (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use negate in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of negate, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of negate, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - deny the truth of
EXAMPLES - Negate in a Sentence
- That would negate the whole point of having a prenup. (source)
- That would kind of negate the whole idea of top secret. (source)
- Sorry Jenny, but a mistress does not negate your marriage vows. (source)
- Similarly, arithmetic negate is 0-A with carry set (borrow reset). (source)
- That would kind of negate the reason for doing it in the first place. (source)
- How John Yoo told the CIA to "negate" their specific intent to torture (source)
- These next 2 installments kind of negate the whole point of the first film. (source)
- We don't negate the fact those things in the U.S. banking sector are going on. (source)
- If the licensed security guard has a gun, doesn't that negate his own presence? (source)
- You hate for one start to kind of negate the little bit of progress he was making. (source)
- But that doesn't negate the profound effect on him of his son's death in the first world war (source)
- If your child is upset, you ask them what they are upset about, you don't negate their feelings. (source)
- To do so would negate the mission to Skarness and his coup of presenting Acorna's parents to her. (source)
- And when societies or ideologies are at extreme odds, can one group negate the human rights of their opponents? (source)
- In 1859, the Supreme Court ruled that courts in free states could not negate their citizens' duty to comply with it. (source)
- Republican leaders in the House are now pushing legislation to negate the illegal votes without impacting the final results. (source)
- The fact that one does not know what they're missing does not negate the fact that he/she is, in actuality, missing everything. (source)
- I've put a considerable dent in the pile of books I've received so far this year, but I think this latest batch will negate that. (source)
- First: I got a little too extreme on Monday what with averring that voluntary personal offsets did not "negate" our actual emissions. (source)
- I was wondering if you can comment on that, if you have seen that, and if you have what you are doing to kind of negate that perception? (source)
- The right of a parent to home educate does not, however, negate the right of every child to be educated properly and to be safe and well. (source)
- There is no Water in my Nature to negate the Fire Magick, but there is so little of Fire compared to Air that I doubt I would get very far. (source)
- If the Agreement is made public, it will either provide support to Zenawi's claims or negate them, demonstrating that he is misrepresenting facts. (source)
- In the idealized offsets world, enlightened citizens and businesses become "carbon neutral" by paying for enough offsets to negate your own impact. (source)
- As far as refinancing this mortgage, I don't think anyone would be interested in doing this, and the closing costs would probably negate any savings. (source)
- If the Wildmage refused to participate in the transaction, depending on his own power, he could minimize or even negate the power of the spell entirely. (source)
- Curiously, many of the poems seem more interested in equilibrium than mutability: those moments when opposing forces of change match or negate one another. (source)
- So while he was in brief control of himself, he laid his own set of coercions on his mind, coercions that would negate the effect of any drugs or momentary weaknesses. (source)
- The budget basically confirms that the Republican strategy is to negate the stimulus, while betting economic recovery will occur thanks to an abundance of supply-side tax cuts. (source)
- Without fully developed expeditionary rights and facilities in surrounding states to negate this (i.e. the 1960s redux), the U.S. would be forced to strike airfields and ports in China itself, meaning full-scale war. (source)
- The nonprofit group Friends of the Earth warns that U.S. legislation could encourage fraud of the type encountered in Europe by allowing widespread use of "offsets" -- which are credits that can be purchased to negate a carbon footprint. (source)
- That, however, does not negate the fact that he actually did it, that he actually confessed to it, and that he actually tucked tail afterwards and sought sanctuary in France, thus wagging his middle finger to the entire justice system and every rape victim in America and the world. (source)
- Obviously not everything can be accounted for (I learnt this when my partner was taken to hospital with a suspected heart attack three days before NaNo finished in 07) but knowing, anticipating and planning with give you some breathing space and negate the worst of the nasty surprises. (source)
- About the kimchi recipe: because of global warming this is what the clerk at Whole Food said, honestly! causing some drought in California, there's a real lack of organic nappa cabbage n.b. cabbage is notoriously pesticidey--it would kind of negate the health benefits of kimchi to use non-organic, I think. (source)
- I mean, we still protected -- Barry's exactly right -- we still protected those who are going to look for some way to kind of negate the effect of the payroll tax, which is our main concern, that those folks are penalized by not being able to take that credit because they do, in fact, pay taxes -- unlike those on the Hill who talk about how they're trying to claim welfare or something. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "negate" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 46 synonyms for negate.
abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, belie, blackball, break with, cancel, cancel out, controvert, countercheck, cross, deny, ding, disaffirm, disallow, disprove, dump, fly in the face of, frustrate, gainsay, impugn, invalidate, kill, negative, neutralize, nullify, oppose, put down, quash, rebut, redress, refute, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, stonewall, traverse, turn down, turn thumbs down, undo, vitiate, void
We have 24 antonyms for negate.
agree, aid, allow, approve, assist, confirm, corroborate, do, enact, establish, go along, help, institute, keep, legalize, permit, prove, ratify, sanction, save, start, support, uphold, validate
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of negate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To make ineffective or invalid; nullify.
- (verb-transitive) To rule out; deny. See Synonyms at deny.
- (verb-transitive) Computer Science To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
- (verb) To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
- (verb) To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
- (verb) To perform the NOT operation on.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To deny; negative; make negative or null.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) deny the truth of
- (verb) be in contradiction with
- (verb) prove negative; show to be false
- (verb) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of