German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German widersprechen, from Old High German widarsprechan, widarsprehhan, from Proto-West Germanic *wiþrasprekan, equivalent to wider- +‎ sprechen. Related to English withspeak.

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Verb edit

widersprechen (class 4 strong, third-person singular present widerspricht, past tense widersprach, past participle widersprochen, past subjunctive widerspräche, auxiliary haben)

  1. to object
  2. to contradict
  3. (reflexive) to be contradictory

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