Rebut meaning

rĭ-bŭt
Rebut is defined as to contradict or oppose.

An example of rebut is to debate against a pro choice argument in a formal debate.

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To repel or reject.

She rebutted his advances.

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To present opposing evidence or arguments.
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To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate.
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(obs.) To force back; repel.
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To provide opposing arguments.
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To drive back or beat back; to repulse.
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To deny the truth of something, especially by presenting arguments that disprove it.
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To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case.

Rebut an allegation.

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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").

    From Wiktionary