Admit and Refute


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Admit verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: you can't bring yourself to admit your mistakes

Refute is an antonym for admit.
Nearby Words: admission, admitted, admittedly, admitting
Antonyms for Admit


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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

Admit is an antonym for refute.
Nearby Words: refutation, refutable, refuting
Antonyms for Refute
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Common collocations

fear admit fear refute fear
right admit right refute right
actions admit actions refute actions
existence admit existence refute existence
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