Confute definition

kən-fyo͝ot
To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
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(obsolete) To confound.
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To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof.
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(obs.) To make useless.
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(now rare) To show (something or someone) to be false or wrong; to disprove or refute.
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Origin of confute

  • Latin cōnfūtāre bhau- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French confuter, from Latin confūtāre.

    From Wiktionary