Definition of negative verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    negative

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪv//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they negative
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪv//
     
    he / she / it negatives
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪvz//
     
    past simple negatived
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪvd//
     
    past participle negatived
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪvd//
     
    -ing form negativing
    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1negative something to refuse to agree to a proposal or a request
  2. 2negative something to prove that something is not true
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin negativus, from negare ‘deny’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: negative