Accept and Refute


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Accept verb – To agree to receive whether willingly or reluctantly.
Refute is an antonym for accept in reject topic.
Nearby Words: accepted, acceptable, acceptance, accepting, acceptably
Antonyms for Accept


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Refute verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: while he was publicly refuting rumors of a merger, behind the scenes the CEO was working to effect that very outcome

Accept is an antonym for refute in prove topic.
Nearby Words: refutation, refutable, refuting
Antonyms for Refute
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Common collocations

power accept power refute power
people accept people refute people
story accept story refute story
existence accept existence refute existence
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Refute or Accept. 2016. Accessed April 14, 2021.

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