confute


con·fute

verb \kən-ˈfyüt\
con·fut·edcon·fut·ing

Definition of CONFUTE

transitive verb
1
:  to overwhelm in argument :  refute conclusively <Elijah … confuted the prophets of Baal — G. B. Shaw>
2
obsolete :  confound
con·fut·er noun

Examples of CONFUTE

  1. <theories which will eventually be confirmed or confuted by experience>

Origin of CONFUTE

Latin confutare to check, silence
First Known Use: 1529

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