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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.
controvertverb 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