confute

verb con·fute \ kən-ˈfyüt \

Definition of confute

confuted; confuting
transitive verb
1 : to overwhelm in argument : refute conclusively
  • Elijah … confuted the prophets of Baal
  • —G. B. Shaw
2 obsolete : confound

confuter

noun

Examples of confute in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of confute

Latin confutare to check, silence



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