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refute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of refute

  1. 1 to declare not to be true while he was publicly refuting rumors of a merger, behind the scenes the CEO was working to effect that very outcome Synonyms of refute contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, deny, reject, repudiateWords Related to refute traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms of refute accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms of refute acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  2. 2 to prove to be false the victories of African-American athlete Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics effectively refuted the racial views of the Nazis Synonyms of refute belie, confound, confute, debunk, disconfirm, discredit, falsify, rebut, disprove, shoot downWords Related to refute overthrow, overturn; challenge, contest, query, question; doubt, mistrust; debate, discuss, hash (over), moot, talk overNear Antonyms of refute document, evidence, evince, record, show, support, witness; back (up), buttress, corroborate, substantiate; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; demonstrate, display, illustrate, manifestAntonyms of refute confirm, establish, prove, validate, verify



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