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Definition of refute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    refute

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 1refute something to prove that something is wrong synonym rebut to refute an argument/a theory, etc.
  2. 2refute something to say that something is not true or fair synonym deny She refutes any suggestion that she behaved unprofessionally.
NAmE//rɪˈfyut̮əbl//
 
adjective
NAmE//ˌrɛfyʊˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] a refutation of previously held views
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: refute