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refute

re·fute

refute

 
 
pronunciation:
rih fyut
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: refuted, refutes, refuting
definition 1: to demonstrate the falseness or error of; disprove.
She refuted his argument with some well-documented evidence.
synonyms:
confute, disprove, rebut
antonyms:
prove, verify
similar words:
belie, confound, contradict, debunk, deny, discredit, dispute, invalidate, negate, negative
definition 2: to show (someone) to be mistaken.
synonyms:
confute, disprove, rebut
similar words:
confound, contradict, deny, discredit, dispute, expose
derivations: refutable (adj.), refutably (adv.), refutability (n.)