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Gainsay [Verb]

Sentence: Dien Bien Phu, where the French met defeat, was the biggest victory in Giap’s cap, and we won’t gainsay it, as courageous as the French were there. We do gainsay the notion that Giap defeated the Americans. It’s not just that his role in the second Indochina war, between 1960 and 1975, was not as great as the earlier fight. It’s also that the U.S. Army was not defeated in Vietnam. (Source: www.nysun.com)

Meaning: Deny or contradict (a fact or statement); Speak against or oppose (someone)

How To Remember?

For one’s own gain, one said against the allegations levelled against oneself. Remember thus!

Synonyms?

Deny; Dispute; Contradict; Repudiate; Challenge; Contest; Counter.

Antonym?

Confirm.

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