negate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin negatus, past participle of negare (to deny, refuse, decline), reduced from *nec-aiare (or a similar form), from nec (not, nor) + aiere (to say).

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negate (third-person singular simple present negates, present participle negating, simple past and past participle negated)

  1. To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.
    The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
  2. To nullify or cause to be ineffective.
    Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
  3. To be negative; bring or cause negative results.
    a pessimism that always negates
  4. (computing) To perform the NOT operation on.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

negate f pl

  1. feminine plural of negato

Verb[edit]

negate

  1. second-person plural present tense of negare
  2. second-person plural imperative of negare
  3. feminine plural past participle of negare

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Participle[edit]

negāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of negātus