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kənˈfyutcon·fute

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confute

    To refute and to confute are to answer so as to admit of no reply. To refute a statement is to demonstrate its falsity by argument or countervailing proof; confute is substantially the same in meaning, tho differing in usage. Refute applies either to arguments and opinions or to accusations; confute is not applied to accusations and charges, but to arguments or opinions. Refute is not now applied to persons, but confute is in good use in this application; a person is confuted when his arguments are refuted.

    Synonyms:
    confound, disprove, overthrow, refute, repel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disprove, confuteverb

    prove to be false

    "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

    Synonyms:
    disprove

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confuteverb

    Synonyms:
    overthrow (by argument), overcome (in debate), convict of error, put to silence

  2. confuteverb

    Synonyms:
    disprove, refute, prove to be false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confuteverb

    Synonyms:
    refute, disprove

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How to use confute in a sentence?

  1. Sir Francis Bacon, O Magazine, April 2003:

    Read not to contradict and confute…nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.


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