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Synonyms for refute
rɪˈfyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refute, rebut(verb)

    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

    Synonyms:
    controvert, rebut

  2. refute, rebut, controvert(verb)

    prove to be false or incorrect

    Synonyms:
    controvert, rebut, contradict, oppose

Wiktionary

  1. refute(verb)

    Synonyms:
    deny, repudiate, disprove, reject, gainsay

    Antonyms:
    prove, embrace, accept, demonstrate

  2. refute(verb)

    Synonyms:
    repudiate, disprove, gainsay, deny, reject

    Antonyms:
    embrace, accept, prove, demonstrate

  3. refute(verb)

    Synonyms:
    deny, gainsay, disprove, repudiate, reject

    Antonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    confound, confute, disprove, overthrow, repel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refute

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

    Antonyms:
    prove, confirm, establish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confute, disprove, prove to be false

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to say refute in sign language?

  1. refute

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