Rebut is defined as to contradict or oppose.
An example of rebut is to debate against a pro choice argument in a formal debate.
To repel or reject.
She rebutted his advances.
To present opposing evidence or arguments.
To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate.
(obs.) To force back; repel.
To provide opposing arguments.
To deny the truth of something, especially by presenting arguments that disprove it.
To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case.
Rebut an allegation.
Origin of rebut
- Middle English reboten, rebutte to rebuke, repel from Old French rebouter re- re- bouter to push (of Germanic origin bhau- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Entered English around 1302-1307, from Old French reboter, rebuter, rebouter, etc., from re- + boter, buter, bouter (“to butt").