Pronunciation: (kon"tru-dikt'), [key]
1. to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.
2. to speak contrary to the assertions of: to contradict oneself.
3. (of an action or event) to imply a denial of: His way of life contradicts his stated principles.
4. Obs.to speak or declare against; oppose.
to utter a contrary statement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.