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    #1

    and does not negative the other attributes

    Even as on account of texts like, "Brahman is Existence, Knowledge, Infinite" we have to accept that intelligence constitutes the essential nature of Brahman, so also we have to admit that It possesses a twofold characteristic, as otherwise such texts become meaningless. And the texts say that much only, i.e. that Brahman has intelligence for its essential nature, and does not negative the other attributes of Brahman.
    (Brahma Sutras; According to Sri Sankara by Swami Vireswarananda)

    Have I understood it correctly that 'negative' is a verb here?

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    Someone is trying hard to make it a verb.

    But, it isn't. Should be "negate."

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    Yse, but it's formal.
    To negative = to prove something to be untrue.
    (I am not a teacher.)

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    Yse, but it's formal.
    To negative = to prove something to be untrue.
    (I am not a teacher.)
    It is not a verb in BrE.

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    Yse, but it's formal.
    To negative = to prove something to be untrue.
    (I am not a teacher.)
    I looked it up and did find the verbal uses of "negative". However, I have never heard that word used as a verb. If you use it that way, you will have people scratching their heads. "Negate" is far more common, just as formal, and just as useful.

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    This Ngram indicates that "negative" as a verb used to be relatively common but has fallen out of favour.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: and does not negative the other attributes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    This Ngram indicates that "negative" as a verb used to be relatively common but has fallen out of favour.
    Good. I have added "negated" to yours: Google Ngram Viewer

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