Refute meaning

rĭ-fyo͝ot
To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute.
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To deny the truth or validity of.
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To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence.
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Refute is defined as to prove that something is false.

An example of refute is to argue against the statement that the world is flat.

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To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof.

Refute testimony.

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To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.
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To deny the truth or correctness of (something).
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To deny the accuracy or truth of.

Refuted the results of the poll.

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To repudiate.
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Origin of refute

  • Latin refūtāre bhau- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin refÅ«tō

    From Wiktionary