Part of speech: verb

To prove to be false, erroneous, or mistaken; disprove.

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Usage examples "refute":

  1. I distinctly felt called upon to refute it. - "A Fool and His Money", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. Hugh sat up, eager to refute this criticism. - "The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. I have not one witness who can refute this testimony." - "The Lost Despatch", Natalie Sumner Lincoln.