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Synonyms for refute

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  1. refuteverb

    deny, repudiate, disprove, reject, gainsay

    prove, embrace, accept, demonstrate

  2. refuteverb

    To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.

    repudiate, disprove, gainsay, deny, reject

    embrace, accept, prove, demonstrate

  3. refuteverb

    To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

    deny, gainsay, disprove, repudiate, reject

    prove, accept, embrace, demonstrate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    confound, confute, disprove, overthrow, repel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refute

    negative, disprove, neutralize, controvert, repel, confute

    prove, confirm, establish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refute, rebutverb

    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

    controvert, rebut

  2. refute, rebut, controvertverb

    prove to be false or incorrect

    controvert, rebut, contradict, oppose

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refuteverb

    confute, disprove, prove to be false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refuteverb

    confute, disprove

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. 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.

  2. John Selden:

    Ignorance of the law excuses no man Not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.

  3. Professor Kalt:

    Citing me that way, they make it sound like I was making that argument. But I wasn't. On page 37, I raise that argument as something a critic might say, and then I refute it.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Painstaking efforts and hard struggle are the price you must pay to refute major crises.

  5. Dora Cavalcanti:

    That phrase 'destroy email' meant 'explain' or 'refute' the allegations about the email.

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