negate

negate
ne|gate [nıˈgeıt] v [T] formal
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of negare 'to say no', from neg- 'no, not']
1.) to prevent something from having any effect
Efforts to expand the tourist industry could be negated by reports that the sea is highly polluted.
2.) to state that something does not exist or is untrue
= ↑deny

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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