confute

verb
con·​fute | \kən-ˈfyüt \
confuted; confuting

Definition of confute 

transitive verb

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

2 obsolete : confound

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Other Words from confute

confuter noun

Examples of confute in a Sentence

theories which will eventually be confirmed or confuted by experience

First Known Use of confute

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for confute

Latin confutare to check, silence

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confutation

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conga

conga line

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The first known use of confute was in 1529

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