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Refute

Re`fute´   Pronunciation: r?`F3t´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Refuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Refuting.]
Verb1.refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
Synonyms: rebut
2.refute - prove to be false or incorrect
Synonyms: controvert, rebut
abjure, advocate, allege in support, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, argue for, assert, assert the contrary, belie, break, champion, confound, contend for, contest, contradict, contravene, counter, countercharge, counterclaim, cross, crush, defeat, defend, demolish, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, dismiss, disown, dispose of, dispute, espouse, evert, finish, floor, forswear, gainsay, impugn, join issue upon, maintain, make a plea, make a rebuttal, nonplus, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, plead for, put to silence, recant, reduce to silence, refuse to admit, rejoin, renounce, reply, repudiate, respond, retract, revoke, riposte, say in defense, settle, shut up, silence, smash all opposition, speak for, speak up for, squash, squelch, stand up for, stick up for, subvert, support, surrebut, surrejoin, sustain, take back, take issue with, undermine, uphold, upset, urge reasons for
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