[ UK /ɹɪfjˈuːt/ ]
[ US /ɹɪfˈjut/ ]
  1. overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
    The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments
  2. prove to be false or incorrect
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How To Use refute In A Sentence

  • Friends pointed to his comments at the weekend in which he refuted claims that he had sold his yacht. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, subsequent excavations at Maiden Castle, Arikamedu and Charsadda have inevitably caused many of his fundamental assumptions to be refuted.
  • Needless to say this evidence was used to refute the view that the gospel narratives are irresponsible fabrications.
  • I must be able to refute these rumours point by point. Wives and Daughters
  • Oxfam refutes the argument used by defenders of the WTO agreement that the impact will be minimal in the ‘Third World,’ since most diseases there are long-standing and can be treated using unpatented drugs.
  • It refutes your position that ancestry is not a characteristic. A New Book
  • My last word (I hope), is to once again refute your post at #115. Sound Politics: The soft bigotry of low expectations
  • Carry out tests or experiments on these deductions in order not to prove them but to refute them.
  • We strongly refute these claims. Times, Sunday Times
  • The most recent outpourings have suggested that his marriage is failing, a claim the couple refute. Times, Sunday Times
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