Synonyme von refute
to prove (a statement or theory) to be false or incorrectIt was the kind of rumour that is impossible to refute.
The statistics disprove his hypothesis.
The union countered with letters rebutting the company's claim.
prove false, , ,
I can neither negate nor affirm this claim.
She spent most of the speech rebutting criticisms.
give the lie to,
blow out of the water (slang),
The use of refute to mean deny as in I'm not refuting the fact that is thought by some people to be incorrect. In careful writing it may be advisable to use refute only where there is an element of disproving something through argument and evidence, as in we haven't got evidence to refute their hypothesis.
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in the sense of confute
to prove to be wrong
in the sense of counter
to say or do (something) in retaliation or responseThe union countered with letters rebutting the company's claim.
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