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Meaning of REFUTE

Pronunciation:  ri'fyoot

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"

REFUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*fute"\ (r?*F3t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refuted}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Refuting}.] [F. r['e]futer, L. refuteare to
repel, refute. Cf. {Confute}, {Refuse} to deny.]
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.

      There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that
      it is impossible to refute such multitudes. --Addison.

Syn: To confute; disprove. See {Confute}.