Refute - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈfjuːt|  American pronunciation of the word refute
Brit.  |rɪˈfjuːt|  British pronunciation of the word refute

verb

- overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof(syn: rebut)

The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

- prove to be false or incorrect (syn: controvert, rebut)

Examples

The lawyer refuted the testimony of the witness.

He refutes the notion that he's planning to retire soon.

She refuted the allegations against her.

She refuted any allegations of malpractice.

an attempt to refute Darwin's theories

The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

It is not necessary to refute such an argument point by point ...

Nothing could refute her testimony that the driver was drunk.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: refute
he/she/it: refutes
present participle: refuting
past tense: refuted
past participle: refuted
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