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rebut

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rebut

  1. 1 to drive back Stalingrad's defenders were finally able to rebut the besiegers, but only after a horrendous loss of life Synonyms of rebut beat off, fend (off), repel, repulse, stave off, turn away, turn backWords Related to rebut defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurnNear Antonyms of rebut embrace, hail, welcome

  2. 2 to prove to be false Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe effectively rebutted any lingering notions that the earth is flat Synonyms of rebut belie, confound, confute, debunk, disconfirm, discredit, falsify, disprove, refute, shoot downWords Related to rebut overthrow, overturn; challenge, contest, query, question; doubt, mistrust; debate, discuss, hash (over), moot, talk overNear Antonyms of rebut document, evidence, evince, record, show, support, witness; back (up), buttress, corroborate, substantiate; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; demonstrate, display, illustrate, manifestAntonyms of rebut confirm, establish, prove, validate, verify



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