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Verb: refute  ri'fyoot
  1. Overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
    "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments";
    - rebut
  2. Prove to be false or incorrect
    - rebut, controvert

Derived forms: refuting, refuted, refutes

Type of: confute, disown, disprove, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Refute