- Present participle of rebut.
Variant of rebut
transitive verbrebutted, rebutting
- to contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
- Obsolete to force back; repel
Origin of rebutMiddle English rebuten ; from Anglo-French reboter ; from Old French rebuter ; from re-, back + buter, to thrust, push: see butt
to provide opposing arguments