Refute Definition

rĭ-fyo͝ot
refuted, refutes, refuting
verb
refuted, refutes, refuting
To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute.
Webster's New World
To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence.
Webster's New World
To deny the truth or validity of.
Webster's New World
To repudiate.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
Antonyms:
ratifyprovesanctionendorsesupportconfirmacceptstand by. See syn. study at disprove.disproveuphold
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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

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