- Rebut is defined as to contradict or oppose.
An example of rebut is to debate against a pro choice argument in a formal debate.
rebut definition by Webster's New World
- to contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
- Obsolete to force back; repel
Origin: Middle English rebuten ; from Anglo-French reboter ; from Old French rebuter ; from re-, back plush buter, to thrust, push: see butt
- rebuttable adjective
rebut definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb re·but·ted, re·but·ting, re·buts verb, transitive
- To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case.
- To repel.
Origin: Middle English reboten, rebutte, to rebuke, repel, from Old French rebouter : re-, re- + bouter, to push (of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).