What does refute mean?

Definitions for refuterɪˈfyut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word refute.

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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Refute

    rē-fūt′, v.t. to repel: to oppose: to disprove.—n. Rēfutabil′ity.—adj. Rēfū′table, that may be refuted or disproved.—adv. Rēfū′tably.—n. Refutā′tion, the act of refuting or disproving.—adj. Rēfū′tātory, tending to refute: refuting.—n. Rēfū′ter, one who, or that which, refutes. [Fr. réfuter—L. refutārere-, back, root of fundĕre, futilis.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refute in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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