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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)

    To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.

    Synonyms:
    repudiate, disprove, gainsay, deny, reject

    Antonyms:
    embrace, accept, prove, demonstrate

  3. refute(verb)

    To deny the truth or correctness of (something).

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refute(v)

    Synonyms:
    confute, disprove

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use refute in a sentence?

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

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

  2. President Barack Obama:

    All of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative.

  3. Josh Billings:

    Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

  4. Le Foll:

    I completely refute what has been indicated by some that there will be a loss with regard this agreement compared to the hypothesis of a sale to Russia.

  5. Jonathan Friedman:

    It is deeply disturbing to see a group of students engaged in this kind of conduct, this symbolic gesture aimed not just to reject or refute ideas but to obliterate the very paper on which they were written... It behooves the university to educate its students about why book burning is so inimical to open discourse and free expression.


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