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rebut

re·but

rebut

 
pronunciation:
rih buht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rebuts, rebutted, rebutting
definition 1: to prove false by means of contradictory evidence or argument; refute.
synonyms:
confound, confute, controvert, counter, dispute, refute
similar words:
answer, argue, challenge, contest, contradict, contravene, defeat, discredit, disprove, explode, invalidate, negate, negative, overturn, respond
definition 2: to argue against; attempt to disprove.
similar words:
controvert, retort
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to put forth evidence or arguments in opposition; make a formal response in a debate.
synonyms:
object, retort
similar words:
answer, argue, contradict, counter, rejoin, respond
derivation: rebuttable (adj.)