To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant. "There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that it is impossible to refute such multitudes." (Addison)

Synonyms: To confute, disprove. See Confute.

Origin: F. Refuter, L. Refuteare to repel, refute. Cf. Confute, Refuse to deny.

(01 Mar 1998)

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