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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