Refute Re*fute" (r?*F3t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Refuting}.] [F. r['e]futer, L. refuteare to repel, refute. Cf. {Confute}, {Refuse} to deny.] To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant. [1913 Webster]

There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that it is impossible to refute such multitudes. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To confute; disprove. See {Confute}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • refuted — un·refuted; …   English syllables

  • refuted — re·fute || rɪ fjuːt v. rebut, disprove, prove false …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refuted a testimony — proves that his legal statements were incorrect, negated his testimony …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refuted arguments — rebutted his claims, opposed his arguments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refuted the accusations — denied the accusations, rejected the indictments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refuted the allegations — denied the accusations, rejected the indictments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-refuted — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • being refuted — being disproved, negation, being discredited, being proven false by argument …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-refuted — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • shook off the stigma — refuted the opinions held about him, removed the bad reputation that was believed about him …   English contemporary dictionary

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