confute

Part of speech: verb

To prove false; refute.

Part of speech: verb

To prove ( a person) to be in error.

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Usage examples "confute":

  1. To Olympius the orator, grown grey in the exercise of logic and eloquence, it seemed but a small matter to confute the foolish doubts of a wilful girl. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Confute that wicked woman, who too surely has proved what I suspected- that this self- concealing knight came to be a traitor." - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  3. This little reflection, with what has been said, may serve to confute those who pretend that a faction without a head is never to be feared. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.