disconfirm

verb
dis·​con·​firm | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈfərm How to pronounce disconfirm (audio) \
disconfirmed; disconfirming; disconfirms

Definition of disconfirm

transitive verb

: to deny or refute the validity of

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Other Words from disconfirm

disconfirmation \ ˌdis-​ˌkän-​fər-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce disconfirm (audio) \ noun

Examples of disconfirm in a Sentence

later updates on the news story disconfirmed many details of the initial report contends that we will never be able to confirm or disconfirm the existence of God
Recent Examples on the Web This contrasts with product-irrelevant sponsors that may disconfirm the brand can deliver on its promises. Kirk Wakefield, Forbes, "The Kentucky Derby Makes The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports A Year-Round Party," 26 Apr. 2021 Bring skeptics into the room to validate your believers or disconfirm your own beliefs. Sebastian Herrera, WSJ, "Amazon’s Alexa Boss on What Users Are Asking During Covid-19," 27 Sep. 2020 So the 'disconfirming' information can be thrown aside. CBS News, "Transcript: Kristin Wood talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 4 Sep. 2019 Alas, no amount of disconfirming evidence can shake the consummate centrist Democrat’s belief in his worldview. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "The Case For Centrist ‘Triangulation’ In the Trump Era Is Hilariously Weak," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of disconfirm

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disconfirm was in 1827

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3 May 2021

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“Disconfirm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconfirm. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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