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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refute, rebut(verb)

    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

    controvert, rebut

  2. refute, rebut, controvert(verb)

    prove to be false or incorrect

    controvert, rebut, contradict, oppose


  1. refute(verb)

    deny, repudiate, disprove, reject, gainsay

    prove, embrace, accept, demonstrate

  2. refute(verb)

    repudiate, disprove, gainsay, deny, reject

    embrace, accept, prove, demonstrate

  3. refute(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refute(v. a.)

    confute, disprove, prove to be false

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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