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Meaning of REBUT

Pronunciation:  ri'but

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prove to be false or incorrect
  2. [v]  overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

REBUT is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: controvert, refute, refute
 See Also: answer, confute, contradict, controvert, disprove, oppose, renounce, repudiate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*but"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebutted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rebutting}.] [OF. reb??ter to repulse, drive back; pref. re-
    + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st {Butt}, {Boutade}.]
    1. To drive or beat back; to repulse.
             Who him, recount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight,
             Perforce rebutted back.               --Spenser.
    2. (Law) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or
       countervailing proof. --Abbott.
  2. \Re*but"\, v. i.
    1. To retire; to recoil. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    2. (Law) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's
             The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a
             surrejoinder; on which the defendant. --Blackstone.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Evidence disproving other evidence previously given or reestablishing the credibility of challenged evidence. (See rejoinder.)