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re·fute
/rəˈfyo͞ot/
verb
verb: refute; 3rd person present: refutes; past tense: refuted; past participle: refuted; gerund or present participle: refuting
  1. prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
    "these claims have not been convincingly refuted"
    Similar:
    disprove
    prove wrong/false
    show/prove to be wrong/false
    rebut
    confute
    give the lie to
    demolish
    explode
    debunk
    discredit
    invalidate
    shoot full of holes
    shoot down (in flames)
    blow sky-high
    controvert
    negative
    Opposite:
    confirm
    • prove that (someone) is wrong.
      "his voice challenging his audience to rise and refute him"
    • deny or contradict (a statement or accusation).
      "a spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias"
      Similar:
      deny
      reject
      repudiate
      rebut
      declare to be untrue
      contradict
      gainsay
      Opposite:
      accept
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Past tense: refuted
He/she/it: refutes
Present participle: refuting
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