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Synonyms for refute
rɪˈfyutre·fute

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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  1. refuteverb

    Synonyms:
    deny, repudiate, disprove, reject, gainsay

    Antonyms:
    embrace, accept, demonstrate, prove

  2. refuteverb

    To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.

    Synonyms:
    repudiate, reject, deny, gainsay, disprove

    Antonyms:
    demonstrate, prove, accept, embrace

  3. refuteverb

    To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

    Synonyms:
    deny, gainsay, disprove, repudiate, reject

    Antonyms:
    prove, accept, embrace, demonstrate

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. refute

    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, confute, disprove, overthrow, repel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. refute

    Synonyms:
    negative, disprove, neutralize, controvert, repel, confute

    Antonyms:
    prove, confirm, establish

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. refute, rebutverb

    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

    Synonyms:
    controvert, rebut

  2. refute, rebut, controvertverb

    prove to be false or incorrect

    Synonyms:
    controvert, rebut, contradict, oppose

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Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. refuteverb

    Synonyms:
    confute, disprove, prove to be false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. refuteverb

    Synonyms:
    confute, disprove

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "refute":

    rebut, disprove, refutes, gainsay, contradict, dispel, reject, repudiate, deny

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How to use refute in a sentence?

  1. John Cornyn:

    I think she's going to be a good witness and I think we will be prepared for that and be prepared to refute any unjustified criticism.

  2. Foreign Minister Wang:

    We never pick a fight or bully others. But we have principles and guts. We will push back against any deliberate insult, resolutely defend our national honor and dignity, and we will refute all groundless slander with facts.

  3. Khieu Samphan:

    I categorically refute the accusation and the conviction that I had the intention to commit the crimes, no matter when it was, any crimes, be they crimes against humanity in any forms, no matter it was the genocide against the Vietnamese, the murders, I have never committed them.

  4. Maddison Tenney:

    When I saw the angels, to me, it was more than just angels. It was this way to physically embody and refute the claims that God hates gay people.

  5. Dustin Craun:

    It is disturbing enough that some sick individual would attempt to burn a house of worship to the ground, but referencing the slayings in New Zealand is beyond the pale, while the majority of humanity has responded to the tragedy to draw closer to one another and refute hatred, a violent and hate-filled minority seeks further divisions. We are grateful that someone was inside the mosque and was able to act quickly to put the fire out. We ask anyone with information to come forward and contact the Escondido Police Department. We stand in solidarity with our community members who attend the Islamic Center of Escondido.


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