Approve and Rebut


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Approve verb – To give official acceptance of as satisfactory.
Usage example: as soon as the pond project was approved, the bulldozers were at the site

Rebut is an antonym for approve.
Nearby Words: approval, approbation, approving, approvingly, approvement
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Rebut verb – To drive back.
Approve is an antonym for rebut in prove wrong topic.
Nearby Words: rebuttal, rebutted, rebutting, rebutter
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