Refute definition, to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge. See
Define refute: to prove that (something) is not true — refute in a sentence. ...
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DICTIONARY · THESAURUS · GRAMMAR ... 'these claims have not been
convincingly refuted' ... 'his voice challenging his audience to rise and refute him'.
tr.v. re·fut·ed, re·fut·ing, re·futes. 1. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by
argument or proof: refute testimony. 2. To deny the accuracy or truth of: refuted ...
Since c. 1964 linguists have frowned on the subtle shift in meaning towards "to
deny," as it is used in connection with allegation. Related: Refuted; refuting.
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(The original meaning was to DISPROVE something: "He refuted their claims by
... to assess the strength of an argument, or to check facts, just write "refute".).
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refute | to prove (a statement, theory, charge, etc) of (a person) to be false or
incorrect; disprove | Definition, pronunciation, examples & translations.