- 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. Word Origin mid 16th cent. : from Latin refutare
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːt//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refute
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːt//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːt//he / she / it refutes
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːts//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːts//past simple refuted
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːtɪd//past participle refuted
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːtɪd//-ing form refuting
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːtɪŋ//