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Definition 1: prove to be false or incorrect - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for refute in the sense of this definition

(refute is a kind of ...) prove to be false

"The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

Definition 2: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof - [verb of communication]

Samples where refute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

Synonyms for refute in the sense of this definition

(refute is a kind of ...) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

(... is a kind of refute ) be resistant to

"The board opposed his motion"

(... is a kind of refute ) give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)

"The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"

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