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confute

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verb con·fute \kən-ˈfyüt\

Definition of confute

con·fut·edcon·fut·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overwhelm in argument :  refute conclusively <Elijah … confuted the prophets of Baal — G. B. Shaw>

  3. 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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