Definitions for refuterɪˈfyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•futerɪˈfyut(v.t.)-fut•ed, -fut•ing.

  1. to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.

  2. to prove (a person) to be in error.

Origin of refute:

1505–15; < L refūtāre to check, suppress, refute, rebut =re-re - +-fūtāre presumably, “to beat” (attested only with the prefixes con- and re-; cf. confute )

re•fut′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refute, rebut(verb)

    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

  2. refute, rebut, controvert(verb)

    prove to be false or incorrect

Wiktionary

  1. refute(Verb)

    To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.

  2. refute(Verb)

    To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

  3. Origin: From refuto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refute(verb)

    to disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant


Translations for refute

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

refute(verb)

to prove that (a person, statement etc) is wrong

You can easily refute his argument.

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