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 beat off, fend (off), repel, repulse, stave off, turn away, turn backRelated Words defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurnNear Antonyms 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 belie, confound, confute, debunk, disconfirm, discredit, falsify, disprove, refute, shoot downRelated Words overthrow, overturn; challenge, contest, query, question; doubt, mistrust; debate, discuss, hash (over), moot, talk overNear Antonyms document, evidence, evince, record, show, support, witness; back (up), buttress, corroborate, substantiate; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; demonstrate, display, illustrate, manifestAntonyms confirm, establish, prove, validate, verify

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to decrease in size, extent, or degree

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