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To contest, deny, or take issue with.

A claim of reckless driving alleged in a plaintiff's complaint that initiates a lawsuit for Negligence is controverted by the statements made in the defendant's answer that he or she was driving at a speed below the speed limit and was observing the rules of the road.


verb abjure, abnegate, abrogate, answer conclusively, argue, argue the case, argue the point, attack, confute, contend against in discussion, contradict, contradict absolutely, contravene, counter, debate, defeat, deny, disaffirm, disagree with, disallow, disclaim, discuss, dismiss, disprove, dispute, give denial to, make a rejoinder, negate, oppose, overwhelm, rebuff, rebut, refellere, refutare, refute, repudiate
Associated concepts: controverted question of fact, controoerting plea
See also: answer, argue, bicker, challenge, collide, conflict, confront, contest, contradict, cross, debate, demonstrate, demur, deny, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disown, disprove, dispute, gainsay, impugn, negate, object, oppose, oppugn, protest, rebut, refute, reject, reply
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The key to beating the defense medical examiner (DME) on substantive issues is finding evidence that either controverts his or her opinions or shows that it is tainted by antiplaintiff bias.
Finally, the 10th Circuit also put aside her argument that she was an excellent teacher: "While Greenshields may have excelled in front of her students, that in no way controverts the evidence that she refused to teach using the learning modules, violated school policies, and failed to follow the directives of her supervisors.
55) However, as mentioned, courts disagree on whether a defendant's silence sufficiently controverts the feasibility of the suggested alternative.
In the end, the writer-hero disavows and controverts his initial high (human) principles and succumbs to the mob hysteria and hyperbolic manipulation.
This argument controverts the conventional understanding of Protestant typology in which the Old Testament biblical type is both a sign pointing to its fulfillment in the New Testament, and also a thing signified and therefore endowed with historicity.
Book IV is, he argues, directed against Aetius' Syntagmation and Eunomius' Apology, theses from both of which it cites and controverts.
Crucially, this isn't to suggest that the artists seek to deny accountability for their positions or conceal their roles as artists and activists: if anything, the openness of the work decisively controverts any claim to moral authority that we might project upon them (an attitude that proves the undoing of so much work that seeks to engage with political content).