- 1refute something to prove that something is wrong synonym rebut to refute an argument/a theory, etc.
- 2refute something to say that something is not true or fair synonym deny She refutes any suggestion that she behaved unprofessionally.
NAmE//rɪˈfyut//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refute
he / she / it refutes
past simple refuted
-ing form refuting
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NAmE//ˌrɛfyʊˈteɪʃn//noun [countable, uncountable] a refutation of previously held views