Examples of disprove in a Sentence
Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe disproved any lingering notions that the earth is flat.
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This was in fact, Walker shows, a watershed moment for Stalin, his regime and his still young and untested military, disproving the assumption that the Red Army was incapable of fighting a modern war.
So readers should be skeptical of politicians who attribute one specific factor to turnout, and dig into the underlying studies that prove or disprove the claim.
The author urges detailed investigation and proving or disproving of this rather horrifying possibility, so that it may be dismissed from mind—or defended against.
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Origin and Etymology of disprove
Middle English, from Anglo-French desprover, from des- dis- + prover to prove
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
DISPROVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disprove for English Language Learners
: to show that (something) is false or wrong
DISPROVE Defined for Kids
Definition of disprove for Students
: to show to be false or wrong Scientists disproved the theory.
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