[Ads-l] to "question"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Mon Mar 30 15:56:48 UTC 2015

Looks like a blend: "The government does not question the accuracy of the information" + "The government does not deny that the information is accurate."

Gerald Cohen 
Jonathan Lighter wrote, Monday, March 30, 2015 6:29 AM
Subject: to "question"

'To attempt to deny (that)' :

CNN reports that the French government has criticized the release of
cockpit recordings from the Germanwings flight, "but does not question that
the information is accurate."

Some OED defs. come close, but definitely no cigar.


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