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Definition of rebut verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    rebut something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebut
    he / she / it rebuts
    past simple rebutted
    -ing form rebutting
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  1. 1to say or prove that a statement or criticism is false synonym refute
  2. 2 an attempt to publicly rebut rumors of a divorce
noun [countable, uncountable] He issued a firm rebuttal to the accusations.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rebut