Examples of rebut in a Sentence
Her lawyer attempted to rebut the witness's testimony.
Stalingrad's defenders were finally able to rebut the besiegers, but only after a horrendous loss of life.
Recent Examples of rebut from the Web
Democrats eventually wrote and released their own countermemo, drawn from the same underlying material, to rebut the Republican document.
Marracci worked to disprove Islam, carefully translating and rebutting each sura in turn.
As explained more fully below, ESPN will have an opportunity to rebut Lawrence’s claims in legal filings and, potentially, in a trial.
Prosecutors cited the report and its findings in a Monday request asking Judge Carolyn Friedland to order Whitaker to undergo another examination by a different psychologist in an effort to rebut the defense's report.
The rebuke came as Democrats announced that they had drafted their own classified memo based on the same underlying materials to rebut Nunes.
By going live the night of Trump’s address in late February, Colbert was the only host able to rebut the president in something approximating real time—a full 24 hours before the rest of late night inevitably weighed in.
Budget defenders rebut that the critics are ignoring Alaska's uniquely high cost of living, to which government is not immune, and providing services to more than 200 communities not accessible by road justifies most of the state's expenses.
The ads from the Senate Majority PAC, which is affiliated with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, is meant to rebut a $1.8 million ad campaign by Americans For Prosperity, the main political arm of Wichita’s wealthy Koch family.
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Did You Know?
The -but in rebut once meant basically "butt", so rebut's original meanings were "to drive or beat back" and "to attack with violent language". Rebuttals can still be rather violent, as anyone who has watched some heated moments in a presidential debate can testify. The word is often used by lawyers, since the lawyer for the accused or for the party being sued almost always tries to rebut the charges against his or her client; but it's also used in plenty of contexts outside the courtroom.
give the lie to;
REBUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rebut for English Language Learners
: to prove (something) is false by using arguments or evidence
REBUT Defined for Kids
legal Definition of rebut
- rebut damaging testimony
- rebut a presumption
Origin and Etymology of rebut
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