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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin negātus, past participle of negāre (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.
    Persecution can be negated through exposure.
  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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AdjectiveEdit

negate f pl

  1. feminine plural of negato

VerbEdit

negate

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

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ParticipleEdit

negāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of negātus