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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bestrīten (to fight against), equivalent to be- +‎ streiten.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bəˈʃtʁaɪtn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: be‧strei‧ten

VerbEdit

bestreiten (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present bestreitet, past tense bestritt, past participle bestritten, past subjunctive bestritte, auxiliary haben)

  1. to deny (assert to be false)
  2. to dispute, contest, controvert (oppose a proposition or call it into question by argument or assertion)
    Der Philosoph bestritt die Existenz unveräußerlicher Menschenrechte.
    The philosopher disputed the existence of inalienable human rights.

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