Learning English

Word: Gainsay

Gainsay (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Apple has emerged in a few years alongside Google, Facebook and Amazon as one of the corporate titans of our times. In their wake are Airbnb, eBay, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Spotify, Twitter, Uber and YouTube, all of which have transformed our lives. Nobody would gainsay the creativity and transformational capacity of these companies. They are a tribute to the creative power of capitalism.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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; Contradict

Synonyms

Challenge, Dispute, Disagree with, Negate, Refute, Controvert

Antonyms

Acknowledge, Accord, Admit, Concur, Endorse, Affirm

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

This is a tricky word to remember. Just think about some one who has made huge gains in a business. But when others ask her whether she actually made those gains, she denies flatly! Remember thus!

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